Andy Dalton Signs With the Chicago Bears

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

 

 

The always-moving Chicago quarterback carousel seems to have found another landing spot. Adam Schefter reported this afternoon that the Chicago Bears will sign Andy Dalton to a 1-year, $10 million deal. Dalton also has the chance to earn up to $3 million in incentives.

 

 

Even though Andy Dalton had a good career with Cincinnati and a short one with Dallas, he isn’t what Bears fans were looking for. With a quarterback market that consists of Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson, the Bears go with Andy Dalton. After going 8-8 and squeezing into the playoffs, this isn’t a major move. This isn’t surprising though as Chicago always seems to be one step behind.

 

 

With Andy Dalton looking like he will be the next starter, it will be interesting to see what happens with Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles. Foles has already won a Super bowl and has shown his potential, so he should find a team. That’s not the same story for Mitch. Trubisky has been labeled as a bust ever since he was drafted. Whether it was the pressure or the lack of talent around him, he never could completely win over the city.

 

Bears Future

It is difficult to predict what this Chicago Bears team will look like moving forward. Even with one of the best defenses in the league, it is impossible to win without scoring. Earlier in the offseason, the Bears put a franchise tag on Allen Robinson. This is a nice boost for the offense as Andy Dalton will be able to keep his WR1. The Bears’ second-leading receiver this past season was rookie Darnell Mooney, who will be looking to have a breakout season. One of Chicago’s main issues this past season was keeping their quarterback safe. Nick Foles was constantly put into bad situations due to his lack of mobility. Again, the Bears bring in another non-mobile quarterback.

 

 

From the outside perspective, it seems like Chicago has no idea what they’re doing. The truth is, Ryan Pace probably doesn’t. Since Pace was hired as general manager in 2015, the Bears have only been to the playoffs twice. Sadly, it doesn’t look like they’ll even get that far next season.

 

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