Andy Dalton's time in Cincinnati has come to a close. The Bengals have been working with the veteran quarterback on finding a trade partner.
Dalton is under contract for next season before becoming a free agent, so he would make sense as a one-year bridge option for a team. Many have mentioned the Patriots as a potential fit.
Bill Belichick is said to be fond of Dalton, and New England ostensibly has a hole at quarterback with Tom Brady leaving. Unless Belichick is actually going to go with Jarrett Stidham as the Patriots' Week 1 starter, he'll have to find a new QB elsewhere.
However, according to the new odds from BetOnline, New England only has the third-best shot of landing Dalton. The Miami Dolphins are the favorite to trade for him, with the Washington Redskins not far behind.
It is interesting that these are Vegas' current odds. Would the Redskins really move on from Dwayne Haskins, at least for a year, to bring in Andy Dalton? Even if they wanted Dalton as a backup, would they give up draft capital to get him?
Also, why would Miami want Dalton when they already have Ryan Fitzpatrick and are likely to draft a quarterback early come April?
It doesn't make much sense.