Andy Dalton, QB – Go
Veteran quarterbacks that were at one point in time a franchise signal-caller have to be able to step in and understand their positioning on their new teams. If given the chance, playing with the starters will either allow them to start somewhere else permanently or give pause to anyone who thinks they can be a full-time starter.
Dalton is no longer a starter in this league. Even with a patchwork offense line, you have to flash to show teams you can still do the job especially when you weren’t a late-season addition. Dalton has failed to impress and his 13 points in two games commanding this offense make me think that Cincinnati was correct in releasing him.
Dalton certainly hasn’t played well enough to win but he does have the opportunity to show the Dallas Cowboys that he can run the offense if he is forced to play next year. Now he more than likely won’t be traded or cut but he does have to show that he can be the backup in this league.
Having Dalton backup Dak next year hangs in the balance these next nine games so don’t tune out to draft talk just yet. Ben DiNucci could have an audition as soon as this weekend and having a seventh-round rookie bump a presumed starter is a bad look for Dalton.
I have Dalton listed as a “go” he does have a chance at changing his title but so far, it looks like he is closer to the end of the line than the beginning.