Tired of the disrespect, 9 years worth of it. We are treating the best player in our franchise history like he's just marcus mariota or jamesis winston. Ignored the o-line for almost 7 years, undoubtedly aiding in injury. (2018 we had ANDRE FRIGGIN CLARK starting at Left tackle, not to mention the Matt Kalil years). We have consistently missed on just about 75% of every draft pick after the first round throughout his tenure. During his MVP year, the best WR receiver on his team was TED GINN. Failed to get him a competent offensive coordinator for 6 years. Literally did everything in our power to disregard and build around cam's clear and OBVIOUS talent.
Now this. This is just wrong. This forced rebuild feels sloppy and without clear direction. It's the NFL, you establish a culture, stick with it, and let football run it's course. Statements like "we'll see when he's healthy" in MARCH (the season is not until September) are non committal, unclear, non confident, and appear to sound like something straight out of a New York jets press conference. How about "If he's healthy, Cam is our guy"??? That's what the colts did for andrew luck (on top of building an offensive line for him afterwards) and Cam has done WAY more for us than that guy. We are being disrespectful. To our fans and to our best player EVER. Just dangling him out like a piece of trash. Not to mention devaluing him for any potential trade and also increasing the chances of getting nothing in return for letting an MVP walk. In a few years people will look back at this as the lowest point in franchise history.
By getting rid of cam there is one thing we can all agree on: we are going to SUCK. we are banking our future next year on A) Trevor Lawrence, who imo is Extremely over hyped. B) Justin Fields (who I like and fits the new NFL mold, but please point to the last successful Ohio state QB) or c) some washed and underachieving FA, who keep us mediocre at best away from the top pick for sure. Either way that's at least a 2-3 year curve with the rookie (or indefinite with the FA). In that time we are likely to have overpaid CMC who will be on the decline (as history has shown with RB's, especially ones with his amount of touches), lost Joe Brady (assuming he shows promise, we all know what the trend is with 30ish yr old o-coordinators), and who knows what else.
Is it worth it?