or your QB eventually will get murdered...
most great QBs tend to have very good targets often elite ones early or huge matchup nightmares.
So improving the oline is going to make it MORE likely the quarterback is going to get hurt? I don't follow.
Also look what these guys are doing with their receivers:
Brady: Welker + a bunch of scrubs. Won 3 superbowls with Deion Branch as his number 1.
Rodgers: James Jones, Cobb, Nelson - All effective but none would be a true number 1 on other teams.
Brees: Colston could probably be considered a top ten wideout, but just barely. Colston's numbers aren't off the charts either considering how well Brees spreads the ball around. Brees was even this good before Graham and Sproles came to town.
Peyton: Yes he had Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne, both HOFers. However he always got production out of completely random players (Austin Collie, Stokely, etc) and is getting similar production out of Thomas and Decker although pretty good, would not say they are elite (Maybe Thomas).
Eli: Nicks and Cruz are a great one - two punch, but he has gotten great production out of the bad Steve Smith, Dominique Hixon, Mario MAnningham, Rheuben Randel and Ramses Barden.
Roeth: Wallace, Brown and Sanders. Once again all very good players and only one is elite. Roeth won a SB before Wallace came to town.
I completely agree that we need receivers - good ones too - I just don't think its worth blowing 1/13th of the cap on a top tier talent. Our quarterback isn't a Matt Ryan who is completely reliant on his skill position players outplaying DBs for the ball.