One of the most storied chapters in franchise history came to a close after the Bengals release of quarterback Andy Dalton.
A second-round pick in the 2011 draft, Dalton led Cincinnati to the playoffs five times and is the franchise's career leader in numerous categories including touchdown passes, completions, game-winning drives and 300-yard passing games.
Dalton will also be highly remembered for his community service work. Dalton, and his wife JJ, have routinely given back to the community through their foundation, which helps seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families.
Here are some interesting facts looking at Dalton's tenure with the Bengals.
- 70 - Career victories
- .534 - Best winning percentage of any Bengals quarterback with 25 or more starts
- 2 - AFC North division titles
- 5 - Playoff appearances, all in consecutive seasons
- 204 - Touchdown passes, most in franchise history
- 2,757 – Completions, most in franchise history
- 87.5 - Career passer rating, best in franchise history
- 28 - 300-yard passing games, best in franchise history
- 61.7 - Completion percentage, second in franchise history
- 20 - Fourth quarter comebacks, most in franchise history
- 24 - Game-winning drives, most in franchise history
- 31,594 - Career passing yards, most in the 2011 NFL Draft class
- 22 - Rushing touchdowns, the fifth-most in the 2011 draft class and the most in franchise history by a quarterback
- 12 – Active quarterbacks with 200 or more touchdown passes
- 1 - Touchdown receptions, only Bengals quarterback with a receiving touchdown
- 4,293 - Bengals single-season record for passing yards
- 33 - Touchdown passes, a Bengals single-season record
- 77 – Consecutive starts by Dalton, a franchise record. The previous mark had been 61, posted by Boomer Esiason from 1985-89.
- 64 – Games Dalton threw two or more touchdown passes in his career
Looking back at the career of quarterback Andy Dalton during his tenure with the Bengals.