If you want to be a good receiver in this league, you need to have a good relationship with your starting quarterback, or quarterbacks in general. Without them, you wouldn’t be getting the ball and if you don’t get the ball, that means you won’t get paid.
The relationship between A.J. Green and Andy Dalton is pretty tight, both are rising stars on a team looking to reach the playoffs again this season.
“He’s still the quarterback of the future because he has every intangible to be a great one. He works hard, he has great leadership. I think he’ll be fine.” – A.J. Green
For any starting quarterback in this league, the pressure is always on, especially for Dalton. Andy looked pretty good through the first half of the season, but his play went down hill during the final stretch of the regular season. The Cincinnati Bengals reached the playoffs, but Dalton and the Bengals were defeated by the Houston Texans.
There is no question that Dalton will be the starting quarterback under center for the Bengals in 2013-2014, but another repeat of last season could possibly put his job in jeopardy.
He finished the regular season 329 for 528, 27 touchdowns, 16 interceptions with a quarterback rating of 87.4 and 3,669 passing yards. Playoffs on the other hand, he finished 14-30 with only 127 yards, 1 interception and a whopping 15.8 quarterback rating.
Regular season stats look good, could lower the interceptions, but he definitely needs to step up his game in the playoffs. I know he’s young, but in this league if you show a team you can’t handle the big game, you won’t have a job for long.