Browns free agent QB option No. 1: Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton knows a lot about the Cleveland Browns as he once was the Cincinnati Bengals’ starting quarterback. He was originally drafted by the Bengals in 2011 out of TCU. His run in Cincinnati was very successful as the team had multiple winning seasons to begin his career. They went to the playoffs for five straight campaigns and while they couldn’t win a playoff game, they did well to make it to the postseason so frequently.
When you look a little closer at Dalton’s career against the Browns you see a guy that has Cleveland’s number. He’s gone 13-5 against them which is by far his best record against any team in the league. He picked up his latest victory against his favorite opponent when he played for the New Orleans Saints this past season.
The old saying “if you can’t beat them join them” isn’t the case for Dalton but for Cleveland it could be. Since they can’t beat Dalton, then they might as well try bringing him to town. He had a very solid career earning an 83-77 record as a starter while throwing for 244 touchdowns and throwing 144 interceptions.
Dalton had a one-year deal that paid him $4 million with the Saints this past season and his market value is estimated to be around 5-$6 million this go around. He’d be the most reliable of the three quarterbacks we discussed today, and I’d love to see him stop beating Cleveland and win a game or two for the Orange and Brown instead.