Marvin Lewis believes Andy Dalton can possibly start at quarterback right away.
Dalton’s Week One status could depend on Carson Palmer’s willingness to play for the team again. It would also depend on how Jordan Palmer looks in training camp, if Jordan Palmer has anything to say about it.
Carson’s brother told Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he is just looking for a chance to compete. He also complimented Dalton for his college career.
“Whoever plays quarterback is going to be put in position to be successful,” Palmer said.
We admire Jordan’s drive — he got Bengals receivers together for workouts last month — but it’s hard to imagine him getting a legitimate crack at the job.
The Bengals seem more likely to go with Dalton or a veteran to be named later. Who knows? Perhaps they’ll wind up rolling with the Palmer that has started 97 games since he was taken as a franchise savior back in 2003.