Dalton’s Dollars: QB Signs Six-Year Contract to Stay in Cincinnati

Andy Dalton, the red-headed pass-slinger for the Bengals since 2011, signed a six-year contract worth $115 million Monday, which could keep him in Cincinnati through 2020.

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Dalton, 26, was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2011 draft, and since taking over as starting quarterback, has led the franchise to three consecutive playoff appearances, however, he has yet to win a playoff game.

In 2013, Dalton threw for 4,293 yards while completing just under 62 percent of his passes. He connected on 33 touchdowns, while being intercepted 20 times. Dalton’s 80 career touchdown passes ranks behind only Peyton Manning and Dan Marino for most in a quarterback’s first three seasons.

A four-year starter at TCU for the Horned Frogs, Dalton threw for over 10,000 yards, 71 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions.

Dalton’s career record in the NFL stands at 30-18. He will turn 27 in October.