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Where will Andy Dalton play in 2020?

What team is willing to trade for Andy Dalton? We look at the odds.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton warms up prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE, April 30: The Bengals are releasing Andy Dalton.

UPDATE, April 16: The Jaguars and Bengals top the list of updated odds. The Patriots were favorites, but reports have been insistent the team is sticking with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. Given Andy Dalton’s relatively limited upside, teams are likely waiting until the draft to figure out if he fits in their short term plans. This could end up being a draft day trade option as well.

The Cincinnati Bengals are poised to select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft next month, but they still have to have to handle Andy Dalton, who is set to make $17.5 million this upcoming season. It’s clear that Cincinnati would want to move on and begin a new chapter, but finding a partner willing to trade for Dalton could be difficult.

The New England Patriots (+200) are the favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook to acquire Dalton following the departure of Tom Brady. The 32-year-old veteran has plenty of experience and could keep the Patriots atop the AFC East without having to put up spectacular numbers. But the Patriots aren’t usually big spenders. The Athletic’s Jeff Howe reported last week that Dalton is not in New England’s immediate plans. The signal caller doesn’t have a single playoff win in nine NFL seasons, so he might not be the most appealing option for the Patriots to bet on.

Washington (+400) is second to New England and the Jacksonville Jaguars (+300) rank third in the odds list. However, neither team has shown interest in the signal caller. Both are far from playoff contenders right now. Washington has the second overall pick in the draft and a rookie quarterback in Dwayne Haskins who appears poised to be a Week 1 starter. Jacksonville has Gardner Minshew and sent Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears, but could have a slight edge because of offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who was essential to Dalton’s growth during his first three seasons in Cincinnati. But is shelling out $17.5 million for a one-year test run worth it?

The fourth most likely option is Cincinnati keeping Dalton (+500) to use him as a backup. This would be pricey, but the Bengals would have a quality quarterback room. Burrow would get a top-notch mentor to help ease his transition, but that would also limit the team’s flexibility to make other moves. Below is the complete list of odds for teams Dalton could play for next season.

Andy Dalton new team odds

Team Odds 3/22 Odds 4/16
Team Odds 3/22 Odds 4/16
JAX Jaguars +400 +250
CIN Bengals +500 +300
NE Patriots +200 +500
LA Chargers +900 +1000
DEN Broncos +1500 +1200
PIT Steelers +3300 +1200
Washington +250 +2000
MIA Dolphins +1600 +2000
BUF Bills +15000 +2500
CAR Panthers +2000 +3300
NO Saints +3300 +3300
GB Packers +4000 +3300
DET Lions +10000 +5000
NY Jets +10000 +5000
LV Raiders +15000 +5000
ATL Falcons +25000 +5000
CHI Bears +25000 +5000
SF 49ers +25000 +5000
TEN Titans +25000 +5000
IND Colts +5000 +6600
NY Giants +8000 +6600
PHI Eagles +10000 +6600
DAL Cowboys +8000 +10000
TB Buccaneers +10000 +10000
SEA Seahawks +10000 +15000
ARI Cardinals +25000 +25000
BAL Ravens +25000 +25000
CLE Browns +25000 +25000
HOU Texans +25000 +25000
KC Chiefs +25000 +25000
LA Rams +25000 +25000
MIN Vikings +25000 +25000

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