Andy Dalton – Via Trade
Andy Dalton has been the name most linked to the Chicago Bears it seems. With all of the other names quickly going off the table, it seems Dalton might be the Bears best option now too. The Chicago Bears should only trade for Dalton if they are giving up a fifth or sixth-round pick. Anything higher than that is too expensive. I cannot imagine the Bengals holding onto Dalton at more than $17 million per season to be Joe Burrow’s backup, but I could be wrong.
Adding Dalton would be ideal for Chicago. He is a proven, veteran quarterback who could push Trubisky for the starting job. This is actually one reason why trading for Dalton could be worth it as opposed to trying to sign him as a free agent. Again, this depends on the draft capital needed. If Dalton hits free agency, he will need a new contract. If Pace trades for him, he locks him up for a year to see if Dalton or Trubisky is the answer going forward. Then they sign whoever wins out.
Dalton has a 1.72 touchdown to interception ratio throughout his career. He has averaged over 235 yards per game too. Like Jameis Winston, I am intrigued to see Dalton in a different setting. Although I find his upside to be lower than the likes of Winston, his floor is what makes Dalton worth bringing to the Windy City.
With Tom Brady leaving New England, Dalton could be on his way to Boston. That is scary and I would rather see him here in blue and orange. Not to mention, the red rifle in an orange throwback jersey would be an awesome sight to see.