Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton's contract will not be reworked any time soon, per team vice president Troy Blackburn.
Dalton has three seasons remaining on a six-year contract extension he signed in 2014, one camaign after recording career highs in yards passing (4,293) and touchdown passes (33). The 30-year-old is due $13.9 million this year and is ranked 17th in pay for quarterbacks, per spotrac.com.
"We didn't sign the Andy Dalton deal because we thought it was a good deal. At the time it was an expensive deal. It was a heavy lift," Blackburn said. "We did it because Andy was a winning starting quarterback in the National Football League, he had demonstrated that. We know statistically your best chance of success is by rewarding your own players and maintaining that quality core. That is what drove that.