New Orleans Saints: 3 quarterbacks team should trade for prior to draft
Number One: Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton, a 6-foot-2 signal-caller who currently plays for the Cincinnati Bengals, has been rumored to be on the trade block since the Bengals secured the number one overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Bengals are likely going to draft LSU phenom Joe Burrow, leaving the team’s starting quarterback since 2011 likely on his way out.
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The three-time Pro Bowler has always been labeled as a below-average quarterback, but his numbers prove otherwise.
In his career, Dalton has completed 62 percent of passes, tossed over 31,000 yards, thrown 204 touchdowns, ran for an additional 1,200 yards, and rushed for 22 scores. Dalton was the only reason, oftentimes, the Bengals remotely had success.
Andy Dalton would be the best veteran signal-caller to replace Drew Brees.
He would have great targets to throw to in Michael Thomas, Jared Cook, Alvin Kamara, and Emmanuel Sanders. He would also have one of the NFL’s best offensive lines to keep him upright (a pleasure he had really never been awarded in Cincinnati), including a right tackle named Ryan Ramczyk who started all 16 games without allowing a sack.
The Saints likely wouldn’t have to give up much to land Dalton’s services either. Maybe a mid-to-late round pick would be all it takes. If the Saints get an opportunity to land Andy Dalton and make it fit cap-wise, they shouldn’t hold back at all.