Colts, Patriots named as potential landing spots for Andy Dalton

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The Bears have reportedly spoken with the Bengals about trading for quarterback Andy Dalton, but Chicago isn’t his only potential destination.

The Colts and Patriots are other teams that may have interest in Dalton, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Indianapolis is keeping its options open for an upgrade at quarterback over incumbent starter Jacoby Brissett, who has shown some promise but hasn’t done enough to establish himself as the clear franchise quarterback.

New England is a different situation altogether. The Patriots may still keep Tom Brady, but with each day Brady’s free agency draws closer, and if Brady leaves, the Patriots need a backup plan. Dalton could be that backup plan. Peter King said on PFT Live in January that Dalton is the type of quarterback Bill Belichick would like to coach.

The Bengals are expected to select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the draft, and that would open the door to a Dalton trade. Those are two of the players in the game of quarterback musical chairs being played this offseason, a game that will also involve Brissett and the biggest player of all, Brady.

47 responses to “Colts, Patriots named as potential landing spots for Andy Dalton

  1. Even the speculation is speculating. None of us know anything. I cheer for gear. Tom, stay or go. If you go, its next man up. Go Patriots!

  2. Ugh the Red BB Gun in a Pats uni would be disappointing to say the least.

    If that’s the direction Bill goes in just have to wait and see.

  3. The pats would be better off starting a “rebuild mode” at QB IF Brady don’t come back. after all there kinda in “rebuild mode ” with there wide outs , Brady had CRAP TO THROW TO.
    PATRIOTS DYNASTY IS OVER

  4. No, Bears, NO!! DO NOT trade for Dalton. We don’t have enough picks and glaring needs everywhere. Wait for the Bengals to cut him. I don’t think he is the answer anyway. If we have to trade, get Carr.

  5. Trubisky and Glennon have been the choices for Ryan Pace both have sucked, if the Bears are interested, BEWARE!!!!

  6. Brady isn’t going anywhere. Why would he? Dalton is a loser – BB would never put up w/ his mediocrity

  7. I’m sure Belichick would be thrilled to have Andy Dalton.

    As a backup, at the veterans minimum, assuming he’s given up on Jarrett Stidham.

  8. You know you have to figure, if Belichick is seriously considering making a trade for Dalton that maybe after 1 year he hasn’t bought into Stidham, which is telling considering he looked great in the preseason last year.

  9. Dalton could be very effective on a BB team, for about the 1st 12 games. Dalton is smart, accurate, and a hard worker. Problem is, wait until it gets a little cold and the wind picks up. His deep balls get horrendously inaccurate, ball velocity plummets, and god forbid there is pressure up the middle, he either falls down or runs right for about 1.5 seconds then throws the ball into the 13th row.

    I would love to play AGAINST Dalton in the playoffs. We may win one finally.

  10. I love how everyone acts like the Bengals are so horrible about picking players and now teams are clamoring for their QB.

  11. The only named source for Pats possible interest in Dalton seems to be merely the opinion of Peter King (who clearly dislikes the Pats) of what would be a good fit for Dalton. But there’s no way BB, who by all accounts really likes Stidham and thus is relaxed about Brady, would want to bother with Dalton as a starter! If Dalton went to Colts then BB might take Brissett back as cover for Stidham – but only if Brady left and I still don’t see Brady going anywhere.

  12. The transition from Brady to Dalton would be rough. Like going from prime rib to spam.

  13. This would a great move for Indy. Dalton has arm talent, and Indy has a much better O-line and offensive coaching staff than Cincy has had. Dalton has struggled behind a bad line and the lethargic run game (which also has a lot to with the line, even with the recent promise of a young HB in Joe Mixon), but has excelled when he can lead a more complete offense. He can throw and read defenses reasonably well and isn’t old yet, so he could be a good starter for at least a few years if it works out. The Colts do not need much, with their improved defense and their now solid O-line. Dalton is good enough to give them the passing volume the team needs to contend.

  14. “No red-headed QB has ever won a Super Bowl”

    Belichick: “I see…now I definitely want to do that.“

  15. Titans? I thought Mom was checking out prestigious Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville for their teenage son.

  16. OBP says:
    March 1, 2020 at 7:11 pm
    You know you have to figure, if Belichick is seriously considering making a trade for Dalton that maybe after 1 year he hasn’t bought into Stidham, which is telling considering he looked great in the preseason last year.
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    Preseason? Why don’t you want to talk about his regular season entry in week 3 against the Jets? He completed all three of his passes. One completion was to the Jets for a pick 6. He looked good, right?

  17. Wait for Cincinnati to cut him? You do realize there ar multiple teams rumored to be interested int trading for him right? Guy has won more games that any bears quarterback this century, you should he thrilled to trade for his services.

  18. Why would he go to NE? Nothing but downside. Unless he measures up to the HOFer who held the reins for 2 decades, he’ll be the goat, not the G.O.A.T.

  19. Amazing how quickly we say, “This guy is a bust,” when not enough attention is focused on how well teams develop talent. Here is the reality, many NFL teams are just plain lousy at developing talent. So it doesn’t matter what you give them, that talent isn’t getting any better.

    Jim Plunkett was a talent who played for a lousy Patriots team, didn’t get the development he needed and when given a chance on a better Raiders team, led them to two Super Bowl victories! Some of you younger people can look him up.

    I’m sure there are several other amazing talents that did great things once they got into systems that knew how to develop their talents.

  20. Dalton is a upgrade over brady at this point in time. He’s slow but at least he doesn’t play with ski boots on.

  21. Dalton would be a better Patriot than a Bear.

    I don’t like the idea of replacing Brissett with a veteran. If they need to move on (after only 1 year) they need to swing for the fences and draft a QB in the draft.

    I’d rather see Brissett play a year with one (or two) of those stud WRs available in this draft. The Colts have limited weapons on offense, and they’re losing a TE in the FA. Marlon Mack is a mixed bag, he’s had some good games and some stinkers…

  22. New England’s way to smart to turn the reins over to a QB who can barley throw a football 40 yards.

  23. If you’re best option at QB heading into football season is Andy Dalton then you’ve got some real problems. I guess Dalton would be ok as a stopgap QB but I’d upgrade ASAP. I don’t buy that Brady is leaving NE so my money is on Dalton landing in either CHI or IND. Daltons best option between those two is the Colts & being that Cinci said they won’t send Dalton somewhere he doesn’t want to go my money is on Dalton landing in Indy as the Colts starter. IND likely will land Dalton for the cost of a mid round pick, likely a mid 3rd or 4th round pick.
    Given the Colts posses arguably the best offensive line in the NFL that is elite in every sense of the word Dalton should be a significant upgrade over Jacoby Brissett and play pretty well in the regular season, though Dalton still has the same short comings so I don’t expect him to go far in the post season if they make it there.
    If the Colts do bring in Dalton they very likely could still draft a QB in this years draft to groom as the long term starter behind Dalton so I won’t be shocked if they both trade for Dalton and then draft UT QB Jordan Love at 13 grooming him for 1-2 years before he takes over. Eason is a real option to, the Colts could draft a WR like Jerry Jeudy at 13 and then trade back into the very bottom of round 1 to land Washington QB Eason making sure they get that extra option year. Eason is nowhere near as polished as Carson Palmer was coming out in 2003 but Eason reminds me a lot of him and his ceiling is Carson Palmer, his floor is Paxton Lynch LoL so he is the ultimate boom or bust prospect but with an elite all pro caliber OL in front of him and 1-2yrs to develop before starting his odds of developing into a good above average QB would be pretty good.

  24. Dalton could be very effective on a BB team, for about the 1st 12 games. Dalton is smart, accurate, and a hard worker. Problem is, wait until it gets a little cold and the wind picks up. His deep balls get horrendously inaccurate, ball velocity plummets, and god forbid there is pressure up the middle, he either falls down or runs right for about 1.5 seconds then throws the ball into the 13th row.

    I would love to play AGAINST Dalton in the playoffs. We may win one finally.

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    That description sounds similar to the current Pats QB.

  25. the8man says:
    March 1, 2020 at 9:16 pm
    Amazing how quickly we say, “This guy is a bust,” when not enough attention is focused on how well teams develop talent. Here is the reality, many NFL teams are just plain lousy at developing talent. So it doesn’t matter what you give them, that talent isn’t getting any better.
    Um you realize that Dalton’s 32 right? There’s nothing quick about it. They kept him 5-6 years longer than it would take any logical team to realize he’s not that good. Dalton is not a bust so much,he made a number of playoff appearances with awful teams. He’s just an average starter who got drafted too high. The Bengals suck at finding talent, that is their problem. Overreaching for a qb, overreaching on several receivers, having the dirtiest player in the NFL cause he’s your only good defensive player. There is no talent in Cincy besides A.J. Green and a few ok players

  26. I’ve heard for 20 years that BB’s “system” can win SBs with any QB. It seems like that claim is losing followers these days.

  27. Dennis Carson says:
    March 1, 2020 at 7:47 pm
    I love how everyone acts like the Bengals are so horrible about picking players and now teams are clamoring for their QB.
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    i’d hardly call a mildly desperate stop gap/safety net interest in a veteran QB as “clamoring”.

  28. The fact is that the Bengals are probably the best spot for Dalton this coming season. They should draft their qb of the future this season and target next season for when he is ready to take over. (So next season, the one starting in 2021, would be the better time to part with Dalton)

  29. The Bears are making a pitch due to the fact the new OC is Bill Lazor. He can run Lazors offense. No learning curve. The Bears have a solid team, do they really want Trubisky to have to learn a new system again when he has struggled the last 3-4 years?

  30. Dalton starting in NE would present the scenario Belichick devotees have always yearned for; the chance to see BB coach an average QB and show the world it was more him than Brady.

    not optimistic for BB

  31. infectorman says:
    March 2, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    Dalton starting in NE would present the scenario Belichick devotees have always yearned for; the chance to see BB coach an average QB and show the world it was more him than Brady.

    not optimistic for BB

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    I really don’t get that view. As a fan I want the Patriots to win. That’s about it. I don’t really care if it’s Brady or BB that has provided more of the magic. The last think I would want is Andy Dalton unless he is there as a back up for a young starter.

  32. gimmeabruschi says:
    March 2, 2020 at 10:13 am
    I’ve heard for 20 years that BB’s “system” can win SBs with any QB. It seems like that claim is losing followers these days.

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    The idea of a “system” is flawed in the first place. Coaches coach, players play. There’s not some magical process that no one else can imitate. BB is just better at his job than other head coaches. He is smarter, puts in more time, he pays more attention to detail and he embraces change. It’s not a system, it’s just good coaching.

  33. vottorific says:
    March 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm
    Dalton to Denver as a backup. Four games in , he starts, wins superbowl.

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    Since Elway managed to get Peyton they’ve had nothing but clowns at QB. Dalton would fit right in with that motley crew.

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