Where does Andy Dalton stack up against available QB’s in 2020?
By Steve Rivera
Philip Rivers won’t be the quarterback in Los Angeles when the Chargers suit up in 2020. The veteran, who has played his entire career for the Bolts, will be anywhere BUT SoFi Stadium. Now, whether Bengals QB Andy Dalton plays there remains to be seen.
Whether Dalton is cut or traded, teams looking at the two longtime signal callers would find that Dalton is probably the more reliable of the two and a better candidate for a team ready to make that leap towards the playoffs and beyond.
Without question, this is a deep class of veteran quarterbacks Dalton could find himself a part of. However, with Rivers being 38 yrs old, and Dalton only 32, teams looking at both will note that the window of viable competition is significantly better with Dalton. While Rivers has had a nice career, he’s shown no tendencies that would make you think he has the potential longevity of Brady, Brees, or even Brett Favre.
Andy Dalton still has gas in the tank. Further, his tenure with Cincinnati is seen with more ups than downs, and his play was much better than not. The Bengals are not an organization that pursues winning in a manner the vast majority of the league does. It’s very possible a team weighting an immediate future with either Rivers or Dalton might realize Dalton, with a change of address, is much better than Rivers would be.