Which Two NFL Franchises Are Interested in Signing Former Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton

Published 05/01/2020, 5:33 AM EDT


Cincinnati Bengals signaled a statement of intent and released Andy Dalton. The move positions 2020 NFL top draft pick, Joe Burrow, as the undisputed No.1 quarterback in the team. The issue for the 32-year-old is that he joins a free agency scant with starting roles for quarterbacks. However, reports have emerged that teams are interested in signing the former ‘Bengal.’

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Two NFL franchises broach the idea of signing Andy Dalton

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As per NFL Network’s Steve Wyche, one of the teams is Jacksonville Jaguars. He says a source close to the situation has revealed that there is interest in Dalton. 

“The Jaguars do have to go to salary cap issues to bring Andy Dalton on. But there is legitimate interest there.”

This is because they see him as one who can groom 23-year-old Gardener Minshew who will start after Nick Foles was traded. Also, he will link up with Jay Gruden who was the OC at Bengals between 2011-13. 

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Furthermore, as per Tyler Dragon of Cincinnati Enquirer, New England Patriots to are looking to add Andy Dalton to the books. The Massachusetts based team will be linked to every quarterback. This is because they need to fill the void left by near two-decade veteran Tom Brady. Jarrett Stidham is being groomed to be the starter with one veteran and 2 rookies as a backup. The Patriots could see Stridham as a viable option to fall back on for one or two seasons.

Another quarterback in Jameis Winston lost his starting berth after throwing 30 interceptions in a single season. He signed with New Orleans Saints and will compete for the starting spot once veteran Drew Brees calls it a day. As Cam Newton isn’t keen on a bit-part role, he looks set to spend a considerable amount of time in free agency.

Can Andy Dalton look at Newton’s predicament and understand that it would behoove him to accept any offer that comes his way.

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Do you see Andy Dalton at New England or Jacksonville for the 2020 NFL season? Or do you think he will be heading to one of the other 29 teams?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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