The emergence of Andy Dalton this season and the result it has had on the Cincinnati Bengals is one of the most surprising story lines of the NFL. In fact, after the first two performances by Carson Palmer, the Raiders might be thinking that the traded for the wrong Bengal signal-caller.
There were a number of things that caused Andy Dalton to sit on the draft board after four quarterbacks had gone before him, but so far none of those factors have held Dalton back.
Now, there are teams in the NFL with some serious quarterbacking woes that wish they would have known then about Dalton what the whole league knows now.
No man in the NFL is an island, and having a coach like Marvin Lewis and a wide receiver like fellow super-rookie AJ Green helps a lot. Still, these teams can't help but wonder if life would be different with Dalton at the helm.