Last Updated on April 30, 2020
On Thursday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed that the Cincinnati Bengals were ready to move on from Andy Dalton, their starting quarterback over the last nine years.
Bengals are releasing QB Andy Dalton, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2020
Despite never winning a playoff game, Dalton put up fairly impressive numbers throughout his career in Cincinnati and got them to the postseason five times in nine seasons.
Andy Dalton finishes his Bengals leader as the all-time leader in passing TD (204), 2nd in passing yards (31,594), most 4th quarter comebacks (20) and game-winning drives (24), three Pro Bowl nods and helped dig them out of the dumps to five playoff appearances. Really solid run.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 30, 2020
Odds for Dalton’s Next Team:
Currently, the New England Patriots remain the favorite to lock up “The Red Rifle” at -135. The Patriots currently have Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as their potential starting options for 2020. When the news first broke that Dalton was released, his value on landing in New England was sky high before being bet substantially down.
Wow… this since went down to +200! https://t.co/O8AO50OGFt
— Ben Heisler (@bennyheis) April 30, 2020
If you believe the Patriots are most likely to sign Dalton, consider going with “Patriots Starting QB Week 1” (+200) rather than “Andy Dalton’s Team” (-135). That will offer you far better odds on your bet. Cam Newton is also on this list at +600 to start for the Patriots in Week 1.
Meanwhile, don’t count out the Jacksonville Jaguars who are on the board at +150. Jacksonville may be going through a rebuild with second-year starting QB Gardner Minshew, but new Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden coached Dalton during his most productive seasons in Cincinnati and a potential reunion isn’t out of the question.
Don’t rule out the Jacksonville Jaguars making a play for Andy Dalton.
No. I’m not saying it would be the best move, but coaching and scheme familiarity is a real thing. Jay Gruden is the new OC for Jacksonville.
(Side note Tyler Eifert is already in house as well)
— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) April 30, 2020