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Dennis Allen states the obvious about the Saints QB situation

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The New Orleans Saints could see a quarterback switch-up in the coming weeks with Jameis Winston coming in to replace Andy Dalton.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Winston is 100 percent healthy right now. Head coach Dennis Allen recently discussed the possibility of benching Dalton and mentioned that Winston was still dealing with nagging injuries.

The Saints saw how ineffective Winston was when he played hurt at the beginning of the season, yet Dalton has noticeably declined in form after a pitiful two-pick performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.

There's no obvious right answer here, and Allen told reporters the Saints will evaluate all options as the team heads into the second half of the season.

NOLA Saints will have a quarterback conundrum for the rest of 2022

Other than a surprising blowout of the Las Vegas Raiders, Andy Dalton has failed to bring out the best in the Saints' offense this far into the year. In seven starts, he has a 2-5 record and has thrown 11 touchdowns against seven interceptions.

Part of Dalton's struggles are tied to New Orleans' heavily injured offensive line, but even in soft pressure, Dalton hasn't proven he can consistently get points on the board.

Given how nonexistent the Saints' run game is in 2022, the team will need much better play at quarterback. Wideouts Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry are still elite options who can elevate this offense, but only if they have a reliable quarterback throwing them catchable passes.

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Will Dalton or Winston start in Week 11? The jury's still out on that one.

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