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Cincinnati Bengals: 4 smart destinations for Andy Dalton

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CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws the ball during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws the ball during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 03: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he calls a play behind Scott Quessenberry #61 during the third quarter in a 26-11 win over the Green Bay Packers at Dignity Health Sports Park on November 03, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 03: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he calls a play behind Scott Quessenberry #61 during the third quarter in a 26-11 win over the Green Bay Packers at Dignity Health Sports Park on November 03, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

There is a ton of news out there regarding the Los Angeles Chargers. Perhaps the biggest is the very possibility that they could become the NFL’s permanent team in London. As they continue to nosedive in the LA market, and with a quarterback nearing the end of a pretty good run in the powder blue and gold, a quarterback like Andy Dalton might be a smart move as they navigate an interesting future.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been the quarterback for what seems like a lifetime. He’s had a successful career in San Diego/LA, and odds seem long he would extend beyond what is on his deal. He may even be tired of an organization that seems unsettled regarding where they call home.

Dalton is a smart fit. While they aren’t in a full-blown rebuild mode, they have some pieces that still allow for better than .500 in the next few seasons. They also play in the AFC West, which is no juggernaut. Even the Kansas City Chiefs have come back to the pack.

Dalton would be a good fit on a team that could make a run in 2020 and for a few seasons thereafter. With Rivers looking more and more like a quarterback knowing “it’s time”, a veteran with some gas still in the tank makes a lot of sense.

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