In the last week, I’ve heard from TCU supporters who compared Horned Frogs quarterback Andy Dalton to Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Roger Staubach. They compared Andy favorably to those quarterbacks.
I don’t agree. Dalton was a nice college quarterback who fit perfectly into TCU’s system. He was supported by a mighty defense. He didn’t make many mistakes. (Not going to bring up that throw to Air Force’s Carson Bird in 2007 that doomed the Frogs to defeat. That would just be mean.)
Don’t see him as an NFL starter. He lacks the arm strength. He lacks experience in a pro-style offense. He will make a nice NFL backup. A career backup.
But, hey, the future is in Dalton’s hands. Maybe he will develop into a quality NFL starter. I doubt it, seriously doubt it, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
Dalton certainly will be given the opportunity. He has a wide-open shot at the starting job for the Bengals, who picked him in the second round of the NFL Draft.
To all my new TCU friends, be sure to get back to me after Dalton’s first start.
Look forward to hearing from ya’ll. Maybe we can all get together for a chicken fry and mashed potatoes.