Andy Dalton To The Patriots? New England Showing Interest

  • New England has +1200 odds to win Super Bowl 55.
  • Tom Brady has won six Super Bowls as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.
  • Andy Dalton was benched during the 2019 season for his lackluster performance through 13 games.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The future of Tom Brady playing for the New England Patriots has been one of the biggest offseason topics surrounding the NFL since Brady announced that he will be returning for his 20th season in the league.

While Brady has made it clear that he’ll be playing in 2020 it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll be returning to the New England Patriots, a franchise that he’s spent his entire 19-year career with.

For New England, they may have already begun to prepare for life without the face of the franchise as the Patriots have emerged as a potential trade partner with the Cincinnati Bengals  for the services of Andy Dalton.

Why Andy Dalton?

This would likely be a low-risk high reward move for the Patriots because Dalton only has one more year remaining on his contract and is set to make only $17 million.

Trading for Dalton would come at a lower price than signing Brady and the Patriots would likely only have to give up mid to late-round draft picks to the Bengals while also being able to resign some of their key players on defense.

Dalton didn’t exactly light up the field this season as evident by the Bengals having the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. In 13 games under for the Bengals last season, Dalton threw for 3,494 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

The Bengals are likely to draft LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow to replace Dalton in the 2020 NFL Draft.

How The Odds Would Change

The Patriots Super Bowl odds are currently listed at +1200 which are the fourth shortest odds to win Super Bowl 55. Without Brady under center, it will be tough to see these odds remaining this short. This would be especially true if Andy Dalton is the next starting quarterback.

Brady has still shown he can play in 2019 he threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while leading the Patriots to a 12-4 record. However, Brady’s asking price could keep New England from bringing him back.

Belichick is still the head coach and the defense will still be elite, but the offense has some major holes to fill. The Patriots' best chance at getting back to the Super Bowl hinges on them re-signing Tom Brady and if not, their Super Bowl odds will likely need to be faded this season.

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