I think it’s kind of how we were raised. How we came in, our knowledge of what we’re doing. For me, I feel like my knowledge of the game is really what helped me. A.J., he’s so naturally gifted, and put that with the work ethic that both of us have, I think that’s what it comes down to, why we’ve been successful for the first year and a half that we’ve been in the league.

— Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton on why young players are succeeding more quickly in the NFL these days