Andy Dalton's contract situation remains in limbo as the quarterback hopes to come away with Jay Cutler-type money and questions about whether the Cincinnati Bengals want to pay that price tag go unanswered.
However, at least one teammate wants Dalton to stick around well beyond this season. A.J. Green, appearing Wednesday on the NFL Network's Top 100 Reaction Show (the receiver was No. 9 on the list), said Dalton is the only quarterback he wants to catch passes from.
"We came in together and that is the great thing for me and him," Green said. "I know he's my guy. I don't want any other quarterback throwing me the ball. I think he feels the same way about me."
Green said one reason he wants Dalton as his quarterback is the chemistry they've built.
"He feels confident that whether I'm double covered, triple covered, it don't matter I'm going to come down with the ball," Green said. "And I feel like we've grown over these last three years and I feel like this year is going to be another key year for us."
Indeed it will be a key year in Cincinnati, especially if Dalton is playing to prove he deserves a big contract.