It seems unlikely that quarterback Andy Dalton will be back with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020. Here are four teams that would be smart destinations.
There is a lively debate going on whether Andy Dalton will or will not be with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020. The benching at the bye week and the method with which it was handled speaks volumes about an organization ready for a change, and a veteran quarterback likely seeking the same next season.
Fans, especially those who bleed Dalton blood, harbor hope that he plays for the Bengals not just again this season, but in 2020 and beyond. That is, by every definition, a pipe dream.
Cincinnati has made the bold mid-season move to a fourth-round rookie quarterback in Ryan Finley. Finley isn’t being evaluated for a few games, he’s in for the balance of the season. Short of an injury or some extraordinary set of circumstances, the Bengals will use the next eight games to see what comes next.
So will Dalton. The veteran from TCU still has some serviceable years in front of him, and in the right situation, can lead a team and help them win. He’s been a stand-up guy in the Cincinnati community and has the kind of NFL credentials that make him attractive in a city needing a proven veteran QB.
Dalton may be done in Cincinnati, but he’s not done in the NFL. Here are four teams who would be smart to factor him into their 2020 plans.