Andy Dalton seems to have supplanted Jameis Winston as the starter for the New Orleans Saints in Week 9. Check out his rushing yards & stats.

Andy Dalton : Week 9 | Rushing yards | Rushing stats

Andrew Gregory Dalton is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).

Andy Dalton : Week 9 | Rushing yards | Rushing stats

Personal information
Born: October 29, 1987 (age 35)
Katy, Texas
            Height:             6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)

Nicknamed “The Red Rifle”, Dalton previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears.

He played college football at TCU, where he became the school’s leader in quarterback wins and won the 2011 Rose Bowl.

Andy Dalton week 9

Andy Dalton seems to have supplanted Jameis Winston as the starter for the New Orleans Saints in Week 9.

Winston began the season as the starter for the Saints and Dalton was supposed to be the backup.

But against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, the veteran quarterback was the one starting the game.

Andy Dalton : Week 9 | Rushing yards | Rushing stats

Dalton got his chance to start for the Saints after an injury to Winston in Week 2 of this season.

The back and ankle injuries he sustained were a continuation of his misfortune with injuries over the last couple of seasons. He was out with an ACL injury last season as well.

From Week 2 to Week 8, therefore, the 35-year-old quarterback got a chance to shine for the Saints and he grabbed them with both hands. Dalton’s average passer rating is 95.1 compared to 79.5 for Winston in their respective games for the Saints.

Additionally, Winston has been sacked nearly four times per game compared to an average of around 1 per game for Dalton. His touchdown interception ratio per game is 1.8-0.8, while Winston stands at 1.3-1.8.

Andy Dalton Rushing yards 

That’s how long it took for Andy Dalton to swap out the label of backup for starter.

Andy Dalton : Week 9 | Rushing yards | Rushing stats

New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen officially named Dalton the starting quarterback on Wednesday for reasons that have been extensively covered.

Rushing yards  :  5

Until that point, Dalton had started but not been the starter. That was Jameis Winston’s title, even when sidelined with back and ankle injuries.

Now Winston is healthy but Dalton remains the starter — indefinitely.

“When you’re in this position, the biggest thing you can ask for is an opportunity,” Dalton said Thursday, his first chance to speak with the media since the news broke. “Fortunately, I have one here. I’m not focused on what this could mean and what could go on. That’s all going to take care of itself whenever that time comes.

“I’ve leaned on my faith a lot in every aspect of my life, and one thing that I’ve learned is don’t worry about the future right now; you just worry about where you’re at.”

Andy Dalton : Week 9 | Rushing yards | Rushing stats

This is Dalton’s first season in New Orleans. He signed with the Saints back in March after a season apiece with the Dallas Cowboys (2020) and Chicago Bears (2021). Before that, he was the Cincinnati Bengals’ go-to man from 2011-19.

Rushing stats 

Andy Dalton has 1,444 rushing yards in his career.

During his first nine seasons, Dalton played for the Bengals, who selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection with Cincinnati, he led the team to five consecutive playoff appearances from 2011 to 2015, making him the franchise’s only quarterback to do so.

Andy Dalton : Week 9 | Rushing yards | Rushing stats

In his first season, Dalton and wide receiver A. J. Green obtained the records for completions and yards by a rookie quarterback/receiver combination.

He also became one of ten NFL quarterbacks to throw for over 3,000 yards in his first three seasons, one of six to throw 20 touchdowns in his first three seasons, and one of five to reach the playoffs in his first five seasons.

At the conclusion of his Bengals tenure, Dalton set the franchise records for passing yards in a season, passing touchdowns in a season, and career passing touchdowns.

By Rishabh

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