The New York Jets don’t really have a whole lot behind Sam Darnold at quarterback heading into the 2020 season.
New York did draft small-school product James Morgan in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft last week. Morgan could end up being a viable No. 2 behind Darnold at some point in the distant future. It’s not happening now.
This makes some sense in that Dalton would provide New York with an experienced backup behind Darnold. Though, the former Pro Bowler might have a better opportunity with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Dalton, 32, earned three Pro Bowl appearances in nine seasons with the Bengals. He struggled to the tune of 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season before the veteran became expendable following the Bengals’ selection of Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
New York had been linked to this other free-agent quarterback. Though, adding Dalton to the mix would come with a lot less divisiveness.