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This year's Aaron Rodgers?

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You mean a threat? If you want to try to keep Cam you shouldn't make a power play like drafting a QB in round 1 after gutting his WR core and his left tackle retires. At that point you MAKE him want to leave. You try to build around him and hope for the best. This QB class isn't great anyway. If we had to try to get a QB in round 1 next year I'd rather do that. Better class and a better understanding of the circumstances of Cams future.

 

i wouldn't call him a threat.  You have to do what's best for the team overall, and that includes planning for what happens if, say,  Newton gets injured or some such.

 

There is some logic to the idea.

 

But realistically, not enough logic that I could actually see it happening.

 

(or ultimately even support the notion that it should)

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i wouldn't call him a threat. You have to do what's best for the team overall, and that includes planning for what happens if, say, Newton gets injured or some such.

There is some logic to the idea.

But realistically, not enough logic that I could actually see it happening.

(or ultimately even support the notion that it should)

Why plan for something that will likely never materialize? If we were to take Bridgewater I would see it as an indication that Cam has told management that he doesn't want to be here. And in that case, I would hope they would be smarter and trade him for three 1st round and two 2nd round picks with at least one of the firsts being in the top 5. I'd take the Accorsi stance with Elway on this one.

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Why plan for something that will likely never materialize? If we were to take Bridgewater I would see it as an indication that Cam has told management that he doesn't want to be here. And in that case, I would hope they would be smarter and trade him for three 1st round and two 2nd round picks with at least one of the firsts being in the top 5. I'd take the Accorsi stance with Elway on this one.

 

Because anything can happen, and all too often does.

 

Pretty sure the Vikings didn't plan for Daunte Culpepper getting his knee ripped apart back in 05.  And Lord knows the Panthers didn't foresee Rae Carruth getting involved in a murder plot. 

 

There are many examples of "holy crap" moments in the league.  When you run an NFL team, ya gotta be ready for anything.

 

Again, I wouldn't do it.  We've got way too  much in the area of immediate needs to use a first round pick on a "what if" player.

 

But if they did, I could kind of understand why.

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The most recent cnnsi mock had Jacksonville taking Sammy Watkins at 3. If Teddy is there at 28, work out a d@mn deal involving Justin Blackmon and their 2nd!!!

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They draft him, and Cam forces a trade. I can guarantee it.

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As for how likely it would be for us taking him? Zero X Infinity.

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They draft him, and Cam forces a trade. I can guarantee it.

 

Cam has almost no leverage here.  He will be the QB here as long as management wants him to be.

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No lie: I had a dream Rodgers was arrested during a major meth bust. I woke up at 3 am to check the huddle. Just a dream.

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I can't remember the last time I saw a potential top ten pick have as rough a pre-draft season as Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater seems to be having right now.

 

Bridgewater chose to sit out most of the combine drills (except the broad jump).  There was some criticism, but QBs not doing combine drills in favor of better conditions at home "pro days" is not that unusual.

 

Only Bridgewater's pro day wasn't so favorable.  By all accounts he had what could best be called a "shaky" performance.  Still okay though, because such things can be salvaged via individual workouts with teams that are interested.  Right?

 

Er...Maybe not :unsure:

 

Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter have both reported that Bridgewater's individual workouts haven't gone all that well either.  As a result, Bridgewater is now sliding down a lot of draft boards, and may also slide when May 8th rolls around.

 

Anyone who watched one of his college games  knows the kid can quarterback.  He can read defenses, he's an accurate passer, he's a leader and he's calm under pressure.  Pretty much all  of the concerns teams have had about Bridgewater have been physical.  Some have questioned whether or not his body can take the pounding an NFL quarterback - especially a young one on a bad team - often takes.  There were also doubts regarding the level of competition he faced in college, though most of those seem to have been quieted.

 

The question becomes whether teams will put more value on the game film or the workouts.

 

So supposing Bridgewater experiences an Aaron Rodger's type slide in the draft and falls all the way out of the top ten - and maybe further - who do you think stops that slide?

 

And if he falls all the way to 28, given Newton's contract situation, how probable would it be to see the Panthers taking him?

You have gone and done it now! 

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You have gone and done it now! 

 

Nah, not really.  If I had started a thread saying "we should draft Bridgewater and dump Newton" then I would have 'gone and done it'.

 

(I think some nimrod actually did start a thread like that some time back)

 

Like most of my threads, I'm asking for opinions, not making suggestions.  I prefer to ask others for their ideas first and then respond with my own thoughts later.  That way I can ask questions and/or make points on either side to move the topic along.  

 

To me, going this route makes for better discussion than the "all right here's what I think; now everybody react to it" type of thread.

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I'd agree...with one caveat. Franchising a QB takes up a load of salary cap.

Is it wise to give your team a fallback option?

Fall back option is a long term deal. You do not allow franchise QBs to walk, unless they are older then 34 or you got a young stud behind him.
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Bridgewater's agent responds to the story (PFT)

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