Re: How bad are the Bengals going to be next year?
I peg them anywhere between 2-6 wins. Gradkowski isn't a great QB but he is a guy who will win a few more games than you think he can. He is a gritty type QB who will stick his nose anywhere in order to get a win. If Dalton is the 1st string QB I think their overall record will be worse but the team will be better off down the road.
IMO this type of season is going to be painful but beneficial in the long run. They needed to rid themselves of the likes of Chad, Carson, TJ, TO, etc. They needed to get some fresh blood in the system and rebuild. Now I don't have great hopes for the Bengals with Brown as the owner but hopefully Dalton is the real deal and they are able to get a top 5-8 draft pick and take a T.