• The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to revamp their franchise with the selection of Joe Burrow as the first overall pick in the draft
  • The New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars are the favored teams to pick up recently released quarterback Andy Dalton
  • The Dallas Cowboys may also consider selecting Andy Dalton 

With Joe Burrow’s selection to the Cincinnati Bengals, rumors have emerged of a new location for quarterback Andy Dalton. While teams like the Dallas Cowboys have had a great offseason, the favorites to sign Dalton remain to be the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The recently concluded NFL draft highlighted LSU’s Burrow as the next big name in the league. This has caused the Bengals to release their quarterback Dalton into the free-agent market.

It was a rough few years for Dalton and Cincinnati as they’ve fallen to the bottom of the league’s team standings as evident with only two wins last season. Among all of these struggles included a 0-11 start which was one of their worst outputs in franchise history.

Drafting Burrow signals a new start for the Bengals as the Heisman Trophy winner is coming off a phenomenal undefeated season. The National Championship Game Offensive MVP is considered as an elite athlete who is capable of delivering at big moments.

The release of Dalton opens the opportunity for teams to get his services on the field. While the Bengals endured rough patches in the past few years, Dalton has proven to be a special player. In the 2011-2015 seasons, Dalton was able to lead Cincinnati to multiple straight playoff appearances.

Teams such as the Patriots could use the services of Dalton with his veteran experience to lead their new roster. It has been a unique few months for New England with their legendary quarterback Tom Brady leaving for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Having the presence of a three-time Pro-Bowler like Dalton can help the young players adjust in the upcoming season.

For the Jaguars, they have also been in the conversation of selecting a quarterback. Some rumors have emerged that they are front-runners for Cam Newton. If that doesn’t fall into place, a player of Dalton’s caliber can provide quality plays for Jacksonville.

Among all these teams, the offseason has been most productive for the Dallas Cowboys. Their main selection in the draft was considered a big steal with CeeDee Lamb going at the 17th pick. If all their cards play out well in the next few months, adding the services of Dalton can come as a big help for Dak Prescott.

With the sporting world currently on hold, it will be interesting to see how the rest of the teams strategize in further improving their rosters.

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Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Paul Brown Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andy Lyons/Getty Images