Report: Chiefs to work out Andy Dalton

March, 12, 2011
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FoxSports.com is reporting the Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams that will have a private workout with TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.

We shouldn’t put too much stock into private workouts because every team conducts them. But it’s newsworthy any time a team looks at a quarterback. I’d expect the Chiefs to investigate other quarterback prospects as well.

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Dalton has the potential to be an NFL starting quarterback some day. I think Dalton, whose team was undefeated last season, would be a terrific fit in Kansas City. He won’t have to play for some time because of the presence of starter Matt Cassel. But the Chiefs will likely look to replace backup Brodie Croyle.

Dalton is projected to be drafted in the second- or third-round range. Dalton is known for being a smart, mobile player. He doesn’t have a textbook cannon, but he reportedly looked good during his pro day Friday.

“I understand the game really well,” Dalton said at the combine last month. “I think it's the way the offense was for me and TCU put a lot on me. I knew a lot which allowed them to put a lot on me. Just to go out and show them how much I know about the game of football not only about defenses but protections and everything it takes to play QB. And hopefully they'll see that I'm a winner, I didn't lose very many ball games, I can't stand to lose. All my hard work is to win ball games.”

You can’t argue with an attitude like that.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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