While Dalton has been good enough to get the Bengals to the playoffs, whether or not he is “good enough” to win in the playoffs remains to be seen. That could prompt the Bengals to draft a quarterback in the new handful of drafts, perhaps even this season?
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen the Bengals are considering quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as a fallback option in the draft.
Another "surprise" QB team to watch: Bengals, even though there are needs at CB & DL. Teddy Bridgewater is in discussion as fallback option
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) May 3, 2014
Exactly what the means remains to be seen. Do the Bengals have an idea spot they would consider jumping at Brigewater or are they simply hoping he falls to them?
Of course this is NFL Draft silly season and the Bengals could simply be trying to pull other teams offsides.
The Bengals promoted Hue Jackson to their offensive coordinator position this offseason, following the exit of Jay Gruden. That move figures to place a heavier run emphasis on the Bengals offense in 2014.
Dalton completed 61.9-percent of his passes for 4.293 yards, 33 touchdowns and 20 interceptions during the 2013 regular season. In the Bengals playoff loss to San Diego Dalton tossed two interceptions and fumbled twice, one of which was lost.