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Quote from: Boid Fink on March 27, 2013, 10:12:47 AMAlso, for a second round investment, you potentially get a decent QB who has been groomed by the greatest HV/QB combo in NFL history. Then why not sign Matt Cassell, Kevin O'Connell, Brian Hoyer, or Zac Robinson?
Also, for a second round investment, you potentially get a decent QB who has been groomed by the greatest HV/QB combo in NFL history.
He's worth a 2nd. Tebow is worth a 3rd. I'm not sure who else is out there, but I bet there are more opportunities for an upgrade besides those 2.
If Freeman tanks
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Quote from: Bucs_Rule on March 27, 2013, 11:13:54 AMHow do you figure? Mallett has never thrown a pass in a game that counts in the NFL. Revis is the best CB in the NFL when healthy. Do you not see the difference there?The main difference I see is Mallett costs 750k per year and plays the most important position in football. Paying a second round pick and only taking on that small salary for a shot at a guy at that position is basically no cost, as long as the front office believes he can possibly be the answer at QB. The number of passes he has thrown in the NFL is irrelevant because you're committing so little to him and the payoff is huge. Revis' cost is exponentially higher for an exponentially less important position. Whereas Mallett costs nothing in terms of salary flexibility, Revis costs you young, cheap players (the picks you're giving up to get him) as well as the ability to bring in free agents to flesh out the roster. None of this is to say that I believe Mallett is the answer. I have no knowledge of his skills as a quarterback. If the team believes he could be the answer, giving up a second and getting him on a third round pick's contract is basically free. It's not even close in terms of the actual cost and opportunity cost of trading for Revis and the potential reward is much, much higher.
How do you figure? Mallett has never thrown a pass in a game that counts in the NFL. Revis is the best CB in the NFL when healthy. Do you not see the difference there?
That leads to what seems to me to be a fairly obvious question though: if salary flexibility is a concern, would it really make more sense to trade for Mallett than it would be to just draft a QB? I mean, sure, you get the NE effect, but I'm not sure that isn't somewhat overrated. (NE rarely loses trades, ime.) And Mallett's going to be up for a new contract soon enough.
And I have to laugh at the comments about the Pats never having groomed a QB. They have Tom Frucken Brady. Backups listen and carry a clipboard and sniff Brady's jock occasionally.
Giving anything more then a 5th for a guy whose never taken one meaningful snap in the NFL is ridiculous in my opinion.