Granted Herbert almost made it. And rankings are subjective. But he was ranked top 5…and had an oline ranked 10. It was the defense that did them in. It’s pretty bad.
I wasn’t disputing QB…but there seems to be some sentiment an ‘ok’ oline will suffice and while that may be true to possible make the playoffs, it hasn’t been true for continuing in the playoffs, aside a few anomalous (which had a HOF qb btw) in the past two decades.
So we would have been better with a great O-line and Clausen as a QB?
The QB is the most important and hardest piece to find, this idea of waiting until the rest of the team is great and then you can just add a franchise QB when it is convenient is rather risky.