The Super Bowl is over, there are a couple weeks until the combine and free agency is slated to start on March 13. Now that things are settled, it is time to take a look at the Bengals by position.
Under contract (length of deal per NFLPA contract records): Andy Dalton (through 2014), Bruce Gradkowski (through 2012), Zac Robinson (through 2013)
End of season depth chart: Dalton, Gradkowski. Robinson was on the practice squad.
Coach: Ken Zampese
Considering where we were at this time last year, it would be safe to say that Dalton exceeded expectations. He became the first quarterback to throw for 20 touchdowns and lead his team to eight or more wins while becoming the only non-first round QB to start all 16 games and lead his team into the playoffs since the schedule went from 14 to 16 games in 1978.
Other notes on Dalton’s rookie year:
* Ended up being one of four Bengals to go to the Pro Bowl.
* He led four victories in which the Bengals overcame a fourth-quar...