Bengals players reportedly want team to consider bringing in Colin Kaepernick

Ross Houston
September 19, 2017

The Bengals have already fired their offensive coordinator after two games and no touchdowns, and talk about Dalton's uncertain future is only increasing. No team has done that since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles.

Dalton has had a awful two weeks, the worst of his career. Tyler Eifert had 42 yards in three catches while Brandon LaFell added 30 yards in four catches.

On September 7, the first official day of the National Football League season, Kaepernick announced a $100,000 donation to be split evenly between four charities: DREAM, which aids after-school programs for New York City youth, Coalition for the Homeless, The Gathering for Justice's War on Children, which is a new program that will fight against child incarceration and United We Dream, which focuses on immigrant youth.

The slow start has already led to the Bengals firing their offensive coordinator. The Bengals travel to Lambeau Field in Week 3. In two games this season, he's completed 36-of-66 passes for 394 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions. This may not have been as bad as Dalton's infamous game against the Browns a few years ago, but it was close. Poor A.J. Green's talent is just being wasted away in Cincinnati as a result. Dalton looked like a deer in the headlights whenever the Ravens brought pressure while showing little in the little in the way of accuracy and decision-making. As a result, Dalton now has career lows in completion percentage (54.5) and passing yards per game (197), and is suffering career-highs in public humiliation.

Dalton played the entire first half.

As Cincinnati's roster now stands, former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron would take over if Dalton is benched.

As King wrote, Dalton has as many TDs (10) as interceptions in his last 11 games, a span in which the Bengals have three wins. Armed with a much-improved supporting cast on 2016, Dalton is in the back-end QB1 mix. But it might not be the only move the winless, touchdown-less Bengals may make sooner rather than later: There are signs that starting quarterback Andy Dalton's job could be on the line.

"We're faster obviously. With John Ross' speed that will be a big factor", Dalton said.

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