Updated Andy Dalton Next Team Odds: Patriots Favored to Land Bengals Quarterback
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As many were expecting, the Bengals finally announced they’d be parting ways with Andy Dalton Thursday morning.
Dalton had been Cincinnati’s starter for nine consecutive seasons since being drafted out of TCU, but following a 2-11 record in his 13 games last season, the Bengals found themselves with the first overall pick in last year’s draft, and by adding Joe Burrow, they were left with little reason to hang onto Dalton.
With that, the conversation has turned toward pinpointing Dalton’s next destination. A few teams — namely, the Patriots and Jaguars — still haven’t made their quarterback plans completely clear, and therefore are the leading candidates to pick up the 32-year-old QB.
Here’s how the oddsmakers are FanDuel have priced each one of Dalton’s potential landing spots.
Andy Dalton Next Team Odds
- New England Patriots -105
- Jacksonville Jaguars +150
- Pittsburgh Steelers +450
- Las Vegas Raiders +1900
- Washington Redskins +2000
For those unfamiliar with betting odds, the Patriots’ -105 odds mean a bettor would win $100 for every $105 wagered. Jacksonville’s +150 odds would return $150 for every $100 wagered.
At -105, the Patriots’ implied chance at landing Dalton is greater than 50% — 51.2%, to be exact. New England is currently entering the 2020 season behind 23-year-old Jarrett Stidham.
In the second spot, the Jaguars would likely be led by Garnder Minshew if the season were to start today. Unlike the Patriots, they did use a draft pick on quarterback Jake Luton (the Pats added Brian Lewerke as an undrafted free agent).
The only other non-longshot option is the Steelers. Both Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph are coming off injury-riddled seasons, putting Pittsburgh at +450 to add Dalton.
Capping off the list, the Raiders and Redskins come in at +1900 and +2000, respectively.