Andy Dalton

With New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings in London, veteran journeyman quarterback Andy Dalton appears set to serve as the team’s starter this week. And he said if it comes down to that, he says that he’s ready.

Ahead of the team’s trip to London, Dalton said that he’s ready to lead the team on Sunday, pointing out that he’s “played in a ton of games and started a ton of games.”

“I’ve been in this situation before where you’re the backup and have to step in and play, and I’ve also played in a ton of games and started a ton of games,” Dalton said Friday according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN. “My experience, I know how to handle the whole process of everything. If my number is called … I’ll be ready.”

In addition to Dalton’s experience as a starter in previous years, he also had plenty of first-team reps during the preseason while Winston was rehabbing an injury.

“I had the whole spring while Jameis was rehabbing,” Dalton said. “And I think that was a great time for me to get to know these guys and be around them. Just some of the stuff we’ve done through camp and everything, I feel really good about where we’re at.”

Dalton has started multiple games in all 11 of his NFL seasons. And it looks like he’ll be starting another one on Sunday.

[ESPN]