I read an article on the huddle where we were supposedly ranked somewhere around 10th in terms of team talent by someone Hurney brought in. That would hardly suggest we are in a 2 or 3 year rebuilding phase. It would actually suggest we are a few players away from contending. Most notably a franchise quarterback. As for is there worth a number 1 pick, I think there are 2 worth that. Doesn't mean we pick them but I would think the only way we struggle mightily is if we don't improve the offense this year.
Our offense was dismal, but was it due solely to the QB position? Why was Matt Moore soooo good the year before but sucked last year? Could it have anything to do with injuries to a key player on the offensive line creating a shuffle of players on the entire right side? That affects run and pass blocking. Could it have anything to do with rookie WR's not yet adjusted to the speed of the game? Could it have anything to do with injuries to our starting RB who had major yardage the year before. What about a play caller and coaching staff that ran the most vanilla offense in the league. They are gone and we're implementing a down the field passing attack this year with our Oline back and healthy with receivers who now have a season under their belt.
Maybe, just maybe, our QB position isn't in as bad of shape as we think. Wouldn't a veteran picked up in FA be a huge help? Will Cam Newton be the saving grace and be the ONE piece that we need to make a superbowl run next year? Remember, you said we don't need 2 or 3 years to rebuild so that must mean with the right piece we can be a contender next season, if you don't believe that, then you must agree we're TWO.... or THREE years away from being a contender just like I said before.