Bengals Free Agency: 5 potential replacements for Brandon Allen in 2022

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Andy Dalton

I know, I know. Most Bengals fans want to put the Andy Dalton years behind them. Joe Burrow is the future of this team for many years to come but, why not bring a guy back who knows the system?

Dalton had one year under Zac Taylor, so he knows the expectations. He knows Taylor’s system, and he could help give some veteran guidance to Burrow. Plus, Dalton could retire as a Bengal. Who knows how long Dalton wants to play for but he’s 34 and his starting days are behind him, as he saw during his short stint with the Bears.

The Bengals could sign the Red Rifle to a two-year deal and he could finish his career where he started it. He’d be able to have a final game in Cincinnati where the crowd could thank him for everything he did for the organization while he was a starter.

From his time in Dallas and in Chicago, Dalton’s starting days are definitely over but he can be serviceable enough to start a few games. If he can’t make the trio of Chase, Higgins, and Boyd work, then no one can help him.

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What do you think? Who should the Bengals sign as their backup? One of these guys or someone else?