Watch out, Steph Curry: Andy Dalton is a long-range sharpshooter, too

CINCINNATI -- Stephen Curry might be the NBA's most prolific 3-point shooter, but Andy Dalton showed he has a decent stroke from long range as well, at least for an NFL guy.

In a minutelong video he posted to his Instagram account Monday night, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback made 12 consecutive jump shots from what appeared to be 3-point distance. It's hard to tell exactly where he's shooting from because the frame of the video doesn't quite extend to the court.

Either way, Dalton still threw up a string of the long jumpers without missing.


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Maybe we shouldn't be surprised at his efficiency. After all, Dalton has showed off his shooting skills before -- albeit on a much smaller hoop.

Two years ago, Dalton was with then-Bengals receiver Marvin Jones when he went to work on a pop-a-shot game. Dalton threw up what looked like 16 straight shots on a video posted to Jones' Instagram account before the video stopped.

@andydalton14 the Sharp Shooter??? #HoopFever #Buckets

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Apparently Dalton can do more than just throw a football.

This latest video of Dalton's hoop dreams had to make Bengals fans happy. It appears the right thumb Dalton broke in December has finally completely healed. He was lost for the season when he was hurt trying to tackle Stephon Tuitt after throwing an interception in the Bengals' Dec. 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the injury, the Bengals were 10-2. They finished the season 12-4 and lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs, despite backup AJ McCarron's late-game touchdown pass that nearly gave the Bengals their first postseason victory in 25 years.

Dalton, who visited throwing coaches Tom House and Adam Dedeaux in Southern California last month, should be back to full activity when the Bengals go through their offseason workout program beginning on Monday.