The Cincinnati Bengals have decided to release their former franchise quarterback, Andy Dalton, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
And just like that, with the release of Andy Dalton, $17.7 million comes off the Bengals’ salary cap. https://t.co/oQ69H6Uyou
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2020
By cutting Dalton, the Bengals will save $17.7 million in cap space. According to overthecap.com, the Bengals will have $24.1 million in cap space for the 2020 season now. After drafting Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the writing was on the wall for Dalton.
Dalton, 32, has started 133 games for the Bengals since 2011. He was a second-round pick for the franchise and has thrown for 31,594 yards, 204 touchdowns and 118 interceptions on 62 percent completion. Dalton made two Pro Bowls and helped the team make the playoffs four times.