Report: Bengals open to bringing Andy Dalton back as backup in 2020

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With most NFL analysts expecting the Cincinnati Bengals to take Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow with the first overall selection, Andy Dalton‘s future with the team is very uncertain.

Most of the vacant quarterback holes around the league have been filled, and with both Jameis Winston and Cam Newton available on the open market, Dalton’s trade value has significantly lowered.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, all of the options regarding Dalton’s future are still on the table, including staying with the Bengals as their backup moving forward.

At 32-years-old, Dalton still has a handful of years left in the tank. But obviously, his production has seen a decline in recent years. Being placed into a backup role would suit Dalton well in 2020.

Being the Bengals backup would be the best case scenario due to the fact that he’s already familiar with the offensive system in Cincinnati. He would also be a great mentor to Burrow if the team does end up drafting him in April.

As the offseason continues to progress, expect Dalton’s market to continue to dwindle. All signs point towards him remaining with the Bengals in 2020.