I think this is my second worst case. Worst case IMHO is he looks so bad that everyone and their mother knows we need a QB (hurts in draft without a 2nd) and we again need to give up a ton of capital on a hope. Forget Watson coming cheap for us. Also, it means we have wasted $55M in cap space for two bad QBs and probably will have a tough time keeping all of Burns, Moore, Brown and Chinn as we sink more into QBs.
In terms of the draft, it’s tough to say if he bombs do we want to be 1-16 or do we want 7-10 in spite of crappy QB play. The latter means maybe we are like 2020 Tampa and the former means we are still a bunch of pieces away. The only issue with the latter is Tom Brady isn’t available and we would be kicking ourselves for letting Fields go as we might not have a chance.
If he looks mediocre then maybe he still has some trade value and we can at least see if Arnold, Tremble, Marshall and Smith make Anderson expendable. We can also get a better feel for the OL instead of wondering if Darnold is just running into sacks where the OL was OK. Basically, we can keep the rebuild going on offense and trade Darnold or keep as an OK backup way cheaper.