By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been benched. The long-time signal caller has been replaced by a rookie.
The news came during the Bengals bye week. Under Dalton this season, the team is winless with an 0-8 record.
He received the news on his 32nd birthday. Dalton was the Bengals second-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Katy, Texas native has spent the last nine seasons with the team. Despite being benched, he has even been mentioned in trade talks before today’s 4 pm trade deadline.
Dalton has been the only quarterback, who has attempted a pass for the Bengals this season. That will change in Week 10 when Baltimore Ravens travel to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ryan Finley — who was drafted in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft — will get his first NFL start in that game.
The former TCU Horned Frog made eight appearances, including eight starts this season. He has gone 204 of 338 for 2,252 yards. Dalton has also thrown nine touchdown passes and eight interceptions.
In his NFL career, he has made 128 appearances, including 128 starts. He is 68-58-2 as an NFL starter.
In the last four seasons, the Bengals did not have a single winning season under Dalton. Their last winning record came in 2015 when the team went 10-3.
Dalton has gone 2,647 of 4,259 for 30,352 yards. He has also thrown 197 touchdown passes and 112 interceptions.