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Drafting a new QB every 4-5 years

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#1 panthers90


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:47 AM

Yes I know this thread is stupid, but I don't really care...


With the money being spent on "elite" QBs, what if teams drafted a QB in the first round (trading up if necessary) and didn't re-sign him, but instead just drafted another first round QB when their contract was up?


What I'm trying to get at is say we drafted Bridgewater and released Cam. How much better would we be with a rookie QB plus $15 mil in FAs every year for 4 years vs Cam and our current roster?


Discuss... or don't.


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#2 Mr. Scot

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:51 AM

Right about the time they started becoming their best, you'd be letting them go.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:55 AM

Yes I know this thread is stupid, but I don't really care...


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:57 AM

i would do it as a way to groom backups to become trade bait a la the packers


mark brunell, matt hasselbeck, aaron brooks, matt flynn, then aaron rodgers became a starter...

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:57 AM

It's a horrible idea


Although the last two champions and 3 of the last 4 teams to play in the SB have had QB's on their rookie contracts.


But if you were to be able to franchise and trade them for multiple first round picks each time, then it could be different.


You could be drafting a top 5 QB each time, having them kill it, and then trade them away for another top 5 pick plus others.  You'd have a ton of high round draft picks and a lot of cap space by doing that.


Still, it would be tough to do that on a consistent basis every 4 or 5 years

Edited by tukafan21, 05 June 2014 - 12:58 AM.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:00 AM

Rather give the QB $15 million.  You can't really do that much with $15 million.  You can sign a starter and a stud or you can sign about 3 starters (using media terms here, not Dave Gettlemen terms).


Also what if you just drafted Blaine Gabbert or Jamarcus Russel?  Yea I'll take the sure thing.  You also need to remember that even though quarterbacks are paid way too much, every other team in the league is doing the exact same thing.  If the price of quarterbacks went down the price of other positions would go up.  It all rounds out to the same amount of cap space (basically every team works the cap like this: salary cap - qbcost = salary cap you can use)

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:00 AM

Well if you figure you could take a QB like Cam and get 2 firsts for him it is certainly an interesting strategy.

I would be vehemently opposed to it. But still interesting

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:08 AM

I probably wouldn't pick the QB position but other positions YES. For example why pay someone like Dwill or Jstew 8/9 mil when you can just draft a replacement. CJ is a great example too. He cost way too much even with his level of production. 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:37 AM

Say you take a shot on a player like Sam Bradford.  Seems to have all the tools.  Makes some great plays but never seems to really take that next step.


Now you just let your franchise QB go for an average QB.   Get a GM that knows how to manage his cap and you can afford a franchise QB. 



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:10 AM

Somebody's having a brain fart!

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:18 AM

Who cares about the Browns? ...Oh wait nevermind. Yeah, but that's just too cheap and regressive.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:25 AM

So you want to take a shot at the unknown instead of retaining what seems to be hall of fame material just to save millions of dollars that you don't pay out...The fug is wrong with the huddle?!