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REPORT: QB Andy Dalton Signing 1-Year Deal w/ Chicago Bears

has parlayed his one year with the into a new starting opportunity with the . The will reportedly sign a one-year, $10 million deal to return to the American midwest with a new team.

After nine seasons as the starting QB of the , Dalton joined up with the Cowboys last year to be the veteran backup to . But after Prescott's season-ending in Week 5, Andy ended up starting nine games and made a good showing overall.

Clearly the Bears, who are letting Mitch Trubisky leave in , think that Dalton could bring a stabilizing presence to their .

$10-$13 million is hardly big money in the world of quarterbacks but it's more than you give a backup. It says Chicago is at least open to Dalton as their 2021 starter and are perhaps giving him the inside track to the job.

Dalton showed in 2020 that he can be an effective game manager, and even occasionally explosive, with offensive weapons. The Bears will need to add some more to their offense if they expect Andy to improve on their 8-8 record from last year.

This departure will leave the Cowboys with unproven players like Ben DiNucci, Garrett Gilbert, and Cooper Rush as the next men up behind Prescott. However, free agency hasn't officially started yet and there are plenty of ways Dallas could add more talent if desired.

Whoever winds up as QB2 for the Cowboys in 2021 we now know it won't be Andy Dalton. We wish him well with his next team, so long as they don't meet Dallas in the .

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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Stephen Gregory

Good player. Best wishes to him and his family.


Thank you Chicago for a nice comp pick. Also thank you Carolina for a nice comp pick for Can Erving.


Good luck in Chicago, Andy.


Boy this feels like a desperation move on Bears part , they were in the running for Russ

My theory is that Russ isn’t gonna go this year , but next year I think he’ll be out , the Bears GM Pace and HC Matt Nagy can’t wait till next year , cuz if they don’t do well this year , they probably both will get fired

If I’m a Bears fan I’m pretty salty that they were getting hyped up on getting Russ , only to end up with AD

Like AD , good QB , but I feel this isn’t a good fit

Best wishes to you though AD

Cowboy Fan Ed

Hate to see him go! I thought we might have a shot at Tyrod Taylor but we missed out on him!! We need somebody that can step up and lead this team if Dak goes down but I guess we will wait and see who our back up will be!

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