Cincinnati Bengals: 4 smart destinations for Andy Dalton
Every fan has heard it. Every player who is a part of it talks to its success. It’s the Patriot Way. It’s brought a ton of success to New England, solidified their place as the greatest franchise in the history of the NFL, and is a preferred destination for players wanting to not just chase a ring, but actually get one.
It’s also the single most curious fit for a player like Andy Dalton.
The New England Patriots are notorious for resurrecting dormant careers. While Dalton fans will lament such a comment, Dalton as a Patriot is intriguing.
Rumors being what they are, the idea that this could be the “last rodeo” for Tom Brady makes Dalton an interesting prospect in New England. While Brady might be ready to retire or even move on to different pastures, a quarterback like Dalton could be viewed as a “plug and play” option. For a coach like Bill Belichick, Dalton could fill that gap where maintaining a competitive and contending team is the next logical step if Brady moves on.
For Andy Dalton, the Patriots would be the dream scenario. New England is a franchise that does everything it can to win and win now. For Dalton, that would be a pleasant change of scenery.