Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton is not afraid of Ryan Finley. Should he be? (Steve Flynn/USA TODAY Sports)

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Some started to question whether Finley could actually replace Dalton in the future. While Andy Dalton kind of sucks. I think that’s a fair argument. Even the red water pistol himself isn’t afraid of Finley. How awesome is that!

“I think they’re just trying to create some competition in the backup room,” Dalton said, via the Bengals’ official website. “So, obviously we need numbers. You can’t go in with two, so we’ve got to get to four and I think we did that. I think we signed an undrafted free agent as well. I’m interested to see what he’s like and get to meet him.”

Notice the quote there. “Backup room” That’s the kind of stuff we need more from Dalton. Stop being the punching bag and start balling out. For the record, Dalton should be confident. It would be one thing if Cincy went quarterback early. They drafted Finley in round 4. It would be one thing if Cincy actually drafted a quarterback with talent. Finley has no talent. Finley is by far the worst arm talent the draft had to offer.

Nevertheless, Dalton probably is on thin ice. If Marvin Lewis finally got fired, red headed Andy is next. For the 2019 season, it’s probably a safe bet that he starts the entire season if healthy. The Bengals are probably still a last place team in the AFC North division. If Cincy wants to be better than that, it starts with Dalton. Plain and simple. The only thing I can say for certain, AJ Greed deserves better than what the Bengals have given him.