“I truly believe they want what’s best for me, but I understand it’s a business, and you know how that goes,” Dalton said. “With the first pick, if they take a quarterback like everyone expects, that could trigger something. There’s even a scenario where I go back there.”

That sentiment was echoed by Bengals coach Zac Taylor. “Everything’s on the table, and that’s the truth,” Taylor said Thursday night. “Given the circumstances going on in the world right now, it doesn’t make sense not to keep our options open. [Bringing him back is] something to consider.”

Dalton’s definitely not wrong.  There’s definitely a scenario where he remains in Cincinnati.  They could keep him as an insurance policy should their rookie quarterback struggle. 

The Bengals could also keep him around if a market opens up after the season starts.  The market for quarterbacks has certainly been an interesting one this offseason.  A few more pieces could fall into place following the draft.

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