Dalton's $115m Extension Grossly Overpaid

By CalvinChu
Aug. 04, 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals signed Andy Dalton to a 6 year, $115 million extension.

What has Andy Dalton done to justify this large of a salary?

He did have 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns last season, but the average of 19.2 million a year salary would mean that he is a leader at the forefront of the quarterback position, right?

He's in good company, but whether or not he deserves to be paid at the same rate as Peyton Manning is a different story.

He was pretty underpaid prior to this extension, so in a way, it balances out the price. However, the value of the player simply isn't there yet.

The following quarterbacks would cost the same or less per year:
Peyton Manning, Jay Cutler, Tony Romo, Matthew Stafford, Eli Manning, Phillip RIvers, Ben Roethlisberger, Sam Bradford, Tom Brady, Alex Smith, and many more.

With zero playoff wins in three tries, that's a big amount of money to spend on a player.