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Andy Dalton named one of the NFL's most overrated players

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We're less that three days away from the new NFL season and the talk around the new campaign is starting to heat up.

Fans are debating how their teams will do, who is making the Playoffs, who is going all the way to Super Bowl LI and who will be heading into next year's draft with the number one overall pick after a disappointing effort.

Heading into the 2016 season, Sports Illustrated have done a piece with an anonymous NFL scout who has named the most underrated and overrated players on teams in the AFC, with some very interesting results - especially when it comes to some quarterbacks.

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One of those quarterbacks was Andy Dalton, with the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback being on the receiving end of some putdowns.

According to the scout's take, Dalton would be absolutely nothing if he was inserted into a struggling team.

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"Dalton is one of the classic examples of a quarterback who gets way too much praise when things go right and way too much blame when things go wrong," the piece stated.

"He is a solid player for the Bengals, but if they didn’t have A.J. Green, and Eifert, and that offensive line to protect Dalton, he’d have a pretty hard time being successful on the field. Cincinnati plays great defense as well and does a really good job on special teams, so Dalton is in a quarterback-friendly situation."

"If he were in Detroit, it would probably be a different story for him in the regular season."

To be honest, there is nothing Dalton or Bengals fans can really to say to change this opinion that a fair few people hold. Until The Red Rifle actually turns up in a playoff game, he is just another regular season star and postseason bottle job.

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