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Biggest Offseason Priority: Michael Jordan's Magic Shoes
Quarterback purgatory is an awful place.
Sure, sometimes it can be nice. Especially when compared to quarterback hell, it seems nice. Your quarterback might even put up great fantasy numbers and get to the playoffs on a regular basis.
But he isn't getting you very far in the postseason, at least not without a defense that rivals Baltimore's from a decade ago.
Andy Dalton is that man for the Cincinnati Bengals, and they are going to have a tough time figuring out a replacement, or even some good competition, if they keep picking in the latter part of the first round in the NFL draft. Their biggest offseason need is quarterback, but they are in a bad position to address it.
Dalton is going to need to capture some magic a la Joe Flacco if he is going to lead his team to the next level.
The Bengals have a solid roster, which is why they've made the playoffs three years running. Perhaps their biggest need outside of quarterback is cornerback, where Leon Hall is injury-prone and Adam Jones and Terence Newman are getting long in the tooth at 30 and 35 years old, respectively.