Andy Dalton has taken the Cincinnati Bengals to the playoffs in all three of the seasons he’s been their quarterback but that’s a fax trade dramatically less impressive when it’s added he’s not made it out of the first-round in any of those three years.
Two straight losses to the Houston Texans and a loss this year to the San Diego Chargers has been how Dalton’s trips to the postseason have gone and it’s brought on a ton of valid criticism. Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason is jumping to Dalton’s defense though, telling his haters to calm down with their criticism of him.
Per the Bengals official team site:
“I never had a season like he had this year. He’ll be fine,’ Esiason said. “The trajectory is like this, 9-7, 10-6, 11-5, 22 touchdowns, 27 touchdowns, 33 touchdowns. The guy is a really good player. Everyone just has to calm down.”
It’s hard not to hate on the Red Rifle has he’s been nothing but a failure in the postseason. He may rebound but he needs to do so fast before he’s forever branded a postseason dissapointment.