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Andy Dalton Trade Odds: Bears Favored to Deal for Dalton

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Andy Dalton Trade Odds

Odds to be Dalton’s Week 1 team in 2020:

  • Chicago Bears: +260
  • Indianapolis Colts: +450
  • New England Patriots: +450
  • Miami Dolphins: +600
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +600
  • Los Angeles Chargers: +750
  • Las Vegas Raiders: +750
  • Cincinnati Bengals: +900
  • Carolina Panthers: +2500

Odds as of Monday morning and via FanDuel. Get up to a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to deal Andy Dalton, who could join a slew of veteran quarterbacks finding new homes as the new league year kicks off on Monday.

Matthew Freedman — Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs and co-host of The Action Network’s Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio show — highlighted how he’s betting the QB next-team market heading into Monday. Find his Dalton pick below.

Andy Dalton Trade Prediction

Matthew Freedman: There’s a strong expectation in the market that the Bears will acquire Dalton from the Bengals to serve as the backup/starter-in-waiting to Mitch Trubisky, in much the same way that the Titans last year traded for Ryan Tannehill.

But ask yourself this question: When have the Bears ever done anything smart regarding Trubisky?

The Bears should try to get Dalton on the cheap if they can, but they could easily talk themselves out of it because adding Dalton could hinder the development and/or shake the confidence of Trubisky.

And in all fairness to NFC North Blake Bortles, Trubisky is entering just his fourth year in the league and third with head coach Matt Nagy. It really might be too soon for the Bears to bring in such a transparent Trojan horse backup.

So what do I expect to happen with Dalton?

If Tom Brady leaves the Pats, I could see them trading for Dalton, a long-time veteran with above-average intelligence and a team-first attitude. He seems like the kind of undervalued guy Bill Belichick would find a way to overvalue.

And I could also see him somehow just staying with the Bengals. Under owner and GM Mike Brown, the Bengals have been remarkably unwilling to trade former starters.

Just think back to quarterback Jon Kitna, who started for the team in 2001-02. The Bengals drafted Carson Palmer with the No. 1 overall pick in 2003 — and then they redshirted him for an entire season so he could “learn” behind Kitna.

And then even when the Bengals named Palmer their starter in 2004, they still kept Kitna around as the backup. They kept him around for even the 2005 season.

Think about that: The Bengals drafted a quarterback at No. 1 and then could have traded Kitna — a guy with four years of starting experience — but they instead decided to keep him around for three more years.

I fully expect the Bengals to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick this year — almost certainly LSU quarterback and Ohio native Joe Burrow — but that doesn’t mean the Bengals will be done with Dalton.

Not by a long shot.

Freedman’s Picks

Patriots +450: 0.25 units. Limit: +400.
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Bengals +900: 0.25 units. Limit: +700.
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