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A.J. Green: ‘I only want to catch passes from Andy Dalton’
- Updated: July 11, 2014
Despite the lack of playoff success and the criticism surrounding Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, his star wide receiver A.J. Green stands by his side. Dalton is currently on the final year of his contract, looking for a season that will reward him with a contract extension.
Speaking on NFL Network’s Total Access, Green said that Dalton is the only quarterback he wants throwing him the ball.
“We came in together and that is the great thing for me and him, I know he’s my guy. I don’t want any other quarterback throwing me the ball. I think he feels the same way about me.”
“He feels confident that whether I’m double covered, triple covered, it don’t matter I’m going to come down with the ball, and I feel like we’ve grown over these last three years and I feel like this year is going to be another key year for us.”
First-year offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has been a huge supporter of Dalton, and went as far to say as Dalt0n-Green are the best QB-WR combo in the NFL. While Jackson’s advice certainly could help raise the confidence of Dalton, he’ll only get the extension if his play on the field proves he deserves it.
Green has one more year remaining on his contract, but if the Bengals want to keep him happy, bringing back the only quarterback he wants to play with is likely a good move. The only hold up is no matter how Green feels, Dalton has to prove he deserves a new contract with the Bengals, and simply making the playoffs won’t cut it, he must win at least one playoff game in 2014.
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