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Former agent says Andy Dalton doesn't deserve a new contract

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A former NFL agent, Joel Corry has claimed that he does not believe that Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton deserves a contract extension.

 Dalton has been the starting quarterback for the Bengals since 2011 but is yet to win a playoff game in three attempts.

Corry writes on "The Bengals should suspend negotiations with Dalton. With a top-five defense last year (third in scoring defense, fifth in total defense), a good group of young playmakers and Pro Football Focus' best-rated pass blocking offensive line in 2013, the Bengals need to be positive that Dalton is the quarterback who can help them become Super Bowl contenders."

The problem that the Bengals have is that they have no straight forward moves to make at the quarterback position.

They know that Dalton is not an elite quarterback, capable of winning games almost by himself, but he does not need to be.

The Bengals have a strong roster overall and have been able to make the playoffs despite lacking world-class quarterback play.

However, Dalton has proven to be error-prone and recorded 22 interceptions last season. With stats like that, it is clear that Dalton cannot be a game-manager.

Despite these criticisms, Dalton is not a bad quarterback and it is easy for the Bengals to think that they will endure with him and hope that he improves.

One suggestion which Corry makes is that the Bengals could draft a quarterback fairly early in the draft process.

The Bengals have the 24th pick in the draft and although it is unlikely that a top tier quarterback will fall, this draft is deep at the position and they might be able to find a diamond in the rough.

That diamond could serve as a backup to Dalton for a year or two before potentially taking the helm and maybe deliver the championship that Cincinnati craves.

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