“They told me I was the starter. That was one of the reasons I wanted to come here. That’s the assurance I got,” Dalton told reporter Chris Emma.
As far as Dalton’s weapons go, Chicago already has one Pro Bowl-caliber pass-catcher in Allen Robinson, and it appears the team is trying to add one more.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears met with Kenny Golladay on Wednesday, who the Bengals and Giants are vying for.
Lions' free-agent WR Kenny Golladay spent Wednesday night meeting with Bears GM Ryan Pace and HC Matt Nagy, per source. He is scheduled to be in New York tonight to meet with the Giants.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2021
The thought of Robinson and Golladay lining up together would certainly strike fear into any opposing defense, not to mention give Dalton the kind of pass-catching duo he had during his best days in Cincinnati with A.J. Green and Marvin Jones.
Of course, this is the first mention of the Bears entering the Golladay sweepstakes, so it’s still too early to tell if they’re a legitimate contender. Per Over the Cap, Chicago is $10 million below the salary cap, so they have a lot of work to do just to get back to the cap limit.
Whatever happens, it’s nice to see Dalton will be a starting NFL QB in 2021. He may not be capable of leading a team to the Super Bowl, but he’s absolutely someone who should be starting for one of the league’s 32 teams.
As for Golladay, I still think it’s a Bengals - Giants battle that New York wins in the end, but never say never!