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Bengals: 3 teams Andy Dalton could take to the playoffs in 2020

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CINCINNATI, OHIO - OCTOBER 20: Andy Dalton (14) of the Cincinnati Bengals signals to the offensive line during the NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - OCTOBER 20: Andy Dalton (14) of the Cincinnati Bengals signals to the offensive line during the NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images) /
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 22: Head coach Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts on the sidelines in the game against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 22: Head coach Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts on the sidelines in the game against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

The Indianapolis Colts could be in the market for a veteran quarterback, and Andy Dalton might be a smart move for a team closer to the top than the bottom as well. The Colts might be an attractive team in that they play in a dome, have a very good defense, and a head coach in Frank Reich that Dalton would probably like playing for.

Best of all, Indianapolis has a great offensive line and a group of receivers that would make Dalton salivate at the opportunity. They also play in the AFC South, a division that has its opportunities.

Dalton in Indianapolis is plug and play. He would be able to settle in with a coach who gets the position, and his experience would move the Colts well beyond the 7-9 mark they finished this past season.

It also makes sense for Indianapolis. Jacoby Brissett, who may have hit his ceiling, isn’t going to move the needle much more for the Colts. He’s an able backup, but as a starter, especially for a team ready to win a division, he just isn’t the guy. Dalton would close that gap and close it quickly.

As a side note and of interest to Bengals fans, Cincinnati will play the Colts in Indianapolis as part of their 2020 regular-season schedule.

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