Sources: Dalton, Bengals reach $115M deal

Updated: August 4, 2014, 10:23 AM ET

By Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan | ESPN

The Cincinnati Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton have reached agreement on a six-year, $ 115 million contract, sources told ESPN.com on Monday.

[+] EnlargeCincinnati's Andy Dalton

AP Photo/Al BehrmanAndy Dalton will be leading a Bengals offense that is looking to be more physical than in recent seasons.

Dalton, who will sign the deal later Monday, had one year remaining on his contract and was scheduled to make just less than $ 1.7 million.

Just this weekend, Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said Dalton’s play during training camp has been “sensational.” Cincinnati, however, still wants Dalton to be sensational during the postseason, where he is 0-3 as a starter.

Dalton has guided the Bengals to 30 regular-season wins and three straight trips to the playoffs.

Bengals owner Mike Brown had said during camp that Dalton will be “the quarterback here for the immediate future.”

Cincinnati opens its preseason Thursday night at Kansas City.


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