The Cincinnati Bengals have signed Andy Dalton to a six-year contract worth 115 million dollars. Dalton had one year left in his rookie contract worth 1.7 million. “It was nice knowing that everything was agreed to, but it didn’t hit me until I was walking out of the meeting and saw that ‘OK, now it’s out, and now we’re starting the process and I’m going to sit in front of them and I’m actually going to sign,” Dalton said. “Money aside, knowing that I’m going to be here and with my family — we’re in the process of making this a home — it’s all really big.” Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson complimented on how well Dalton has been playing.”I’ve been very pleased with where he is and where he’s headed it’s our whole football team. “I’ve been impressed with him since I’ve gotten to be the coordinator, but I’ve been really impressed with him over the last couple of days, because I think he’s really starting to buy in to the urgency, getting the ball out of his hands and making great decisions. That was a great throwaway when we were backed up. There were times in the past the ball might have gone someplace else.” Jackson said.
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“I expect this team to play better; I expect myself to be better,” Dalton said. “We have high expectations for what we’re trying to do this year. Regardless of the contract or not, I would have expected to go into the season with the same mentality and the same attitude.”