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On Matt Stafford and the Carolina Panthers


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Let it be known that Deshaun Watson is my first, second, and third pick for a veteran QB. 

Another QB has been brought into the mix, Matt Stafford of the Detroit Lions. 

Here is a breakdown of Stafford's stats. 

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Positives

Good arm, can drive the ball down the field. 

Has maintained a very good QR rating despite playing for a bad team. 

Has stayed healthy mostly. 

 

Negatives

Not especially mobile

32 years old

 

I think most of us can agree he would be an upgrade over Teddy, but is he the right guy to build a long term championship caliber team with? 

What say ye, oh Huddle of infinite wisdom? 

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Stafford is a good QB who has been stuck in a terrible organization.

I would definitely prefer Watson. He's better and he's younger but he's also going to be considerably more expensive on the trade market. Watson's market is speculated to be three #1s or the equivalent. What would Stafford's market be?

Honestly, I'm torn. Not sure whether I'd rather make a deal with Stafford or take a chance in the draft. Really wish I knew where Wilson was likely to go. If we have a realistic shot at Wilson, I'd prefer that. But Wilson may be a pipe dream if we're not willing to trade up. If Detroit is definitely moving on from Stafford, you can pretty safely pencil in a QB to Detroit and they're sitting right in front of us at #7. We could be about to watch another Herbert happen.

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Not a long term solution but could hold the fort until they find the next guy.  It gives you options for a couple of years.  So it's not a terrible choice, unlike the Teddy signing.    But I am just an observer.  I'm just a guy trying to make my way across the universe.

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His playing style could mean he has a Brady/Rivers length career.  So he could have 5 years left in him and he has been better late in his career than in the beginning.  Protect him, and he stays healthy--that is true for all QBs.

Let's say we get 5 years out of him--is it worth it? 

We only got 6 productive years out of Cam.

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1 minute ago, Rags said:

He's pretty frail too. 

Wouldn't mind him though. Definitely can win with him.

How is he frail? He started all 16 games for all but one of the past ten seasons. 

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Just now, MHS831 said:

His playing style could mean he has a Brady/Rivers length career.  So he could have 5 years left in him and he has been better late in his career than in the beginning.  Protect him, and he stays healthy--that is true for all QBs.

Let's say we get 5 years out of him--is it worth it? 

We only got 6 productive years out of Cam.

Good point. 5 years is a lot of time to draft and groom a QB. 

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Just now, Growl said:

No

Draft a QB

 

This isn't as hard as were all making it

I really wish just drafting a QB was a safe solution. There are more hits than misses and at #8 we're probably looking at best at the 3rd QB off the board and quite possibly the 4th. We'll need considerable luck for it to fall our way.

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I prefer to draft a QB as well, but how many drafted QBs succeed?  How many teams need a QB and how many quality QBs are in the draft?

Due diligence-- for those who think we should explore all options and have more than 1 plan that could unravel in 4 picks.

 

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7 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

I really wish just drafting a QB was a safe solution. There are more hits than misses and at #8 we're probably looking at best at the 3rd QB off the board and quite possibly the 4th. We'll need considerable luck for it to fall our way.

Draft a QB if he sucks draft another the next year. 

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