Chicago Bears: Predicting how the quarterback carousel shakes out
Could the Chicago Bears revisit the idea of Andy Dalton?
Contract situation: Unrestricted Free Agent
I have heard a few people say that Andy Dalton is likely the option for the Chicago Bears this offseason. My response is, please no. I wanted Dalton over Cam Newton last offseason, but I do not want him now as other and better options are available this year.
The point people are making now is that last year the Bears would have had to trade for Dalton as opposed to this year when Dalton will be an unrestricted free agent. The Bears could have had Dalton as a free agent last year too had they waited (Dallas signed him to a one-year, $3 million dollar deal), but the team traded for Nick Foles instead. Dalton would not have made a difference in 2020 in my opinion.
Dalton was a solid investment for the Cowboys as he ended up starting nine games as Dak Prescott went down with a season-ending ankle injury. Dalton played his normal, average football though. He threw for 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions while helping lead the Cowboys to a measly 4-5 record.
The Chicago Bears should not even consider Andy Dalton. I see him going to another team and backing up another solid starting quarterback.