Report: Steelers offered more money for Andy Dalton
According to this recent report, the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback took less money to sign with the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Jonathan Bombulie of the Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Steelers offered Dalton a more “lucrative “deal. The veteran quarterback opted to take less money to play closer to home.
“Andy Dalton was offered a more lucrative deal by the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source. In the end, he decided to learn under Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy.”
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dalton already owns a home in Dallas. That helped play a role in signing with the Cowboys even though the team already has a starting quarterback in place.
“New Cowboys’ QB Andy Dalton already owns a home in Dallas and now doesn’t even need to move. His home address won’t change, but his work address now will. To the Star in Frisco.”
This goes against a recent report that the Steelers did not pursue veteran quarterbacks.
According to Josh Apler of ProFootballTalk, Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert did not make any attempt at trying to lure either quarterback to the team. Winston recently signed with the New Orleans Saints, while Cam Newton remains a free agent after being released by the Carolina Panthers.
“I can honestly say that we absolutely made no negotiation or any offer to any veteran quarterback,” Colbert said.
Nearly two months ago, Colbert said he was comfortable with who was behind Ben Roethlisberger.
“Colbert on QBs behind Ben: ‘We know who the backups are. We’re comfortable with who our backups are. We’re comfortable with those four guys (Rudolph, Hodges, Paxton Lynch, J.T. Barrett) entering camp.’