It appears as though the Bengals might not be as big a fan of Andy Dalton as we originally thought. 

Back in January, Cincinnati's player personnel executive Duke Tobin released a statement about the Red Rifle claiming that the franchise was ​"very comfortable" proceeding with Dalton as their starting quarterback

Now, ​new head coach Zac Taylor has said that he wants to see the three-time Pro Bowler return to form before committing to offering him a contract extension. 

​​“I think it’s a good year for Dalton to show like he can, like we think he will," said Brown. "After he re-establishes himself we would want to get together with him and see if we can extend it. I think Andy is a good player, and that he will rebound off last year...But if he’s healthy and we stay healthy enough, I have confidence in him," the HC continued. 

Dalton is currently in the fifth year of his seven-year, $97.09 million contract he signed back in 2014 and is set to make base salaries of $13.7 million and $16 million over the next two seasons. 

This wait and see approach is a wise move by Cincy.

There is no reason to commit to a 31-year-old, oft-injured and inconsistent QB whose record is 17-24 over the last three seasons.