Bengals mailbag: Just how good is Dalton?

Andy Dalton's name has come up often this week after two of the Cincinnati Bengals' most important decision-makers reaffirmed their interest in keeping him on as the team's starting quarterback. They said they would do whatever they could to allow him to keep that title for several years to come.

But is Dalton really that good? Should he be considered a franchise quarterback? If he ends up playing out his rookie contract this season and another first-round playoff exit comes, should the Bengals look for help elsewhere?

Where are these questions coming from?

From you.

Let's try to answer a few of them with this week's Bengals mailbag: