Saints retain QB Andy Dalton after considering move


The New Orleans Saints are maintaining quarterback Andy Dalton, in accordance with head coach Dennis Allen.

“We’re going with Andy. We have mentioned this as a staff. I’ve had the chance to speak to each quarterbacks and I really feel Andy is now the course we need to go,” Allen stated on Wednesday.

Allen hinted earlier within the week that Dalton’s job is probably not secure after the offense averaged lower than 215 yards and 11.5 factors in losses to the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.

He stated on Monday that Jameis Winston may very well be a candidate to start out in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams this weekend, however stated he hadn’t made the choice at that time.

Dalton began the final seven video games for the Saints after Winston struggled to play with a number of again and foot accidents early within the season.

Allen stated that Winston remains to be not 100% wholesome and presumably will not be 100% earlier than the top of the season. The Saints even have a closely compromised offensive line, with middle Erik McCoy on injured reserve, guard Andrus Peat injured and left deal with James Hurst on concussion protocol.

All of this stuff have been seemingly potential elements on this week’s resolution.

“We’re not going to dwell on this level, however nonetheless, quite a lot of the elements have been simply how we’re enjoying and the way we’re working, clearly,” Allen stated. “And it isn’t ok, however a part of the issue is that there are quite a lot of components on this staff that want to enhance and there are quite a lot of different areas that we’ve to work on to assist in that regard, so let’s play higher as a staff. You sort of need to search for a degree, however there are quite a lot of positions that have to play higher, and that is the place we’re beginning.”