Well said. Trading for Buckner and signing Rivers was a good move. There is no arguing Buckner is well worth a 1st and his contract. I just think trading up and getting a franchise QB in the draft would have been a better move. Even if it would have cost the Buckner, Paye and MPJ picks.
If Matt Ryan works out and we are competitive in the 2nd round of the playoffs the next couple years, none of it matters. This core really only has 2-3 years left before we start changing players out so this move makes sense. In 4 years I could see the majority of Leonard, Q, Buckner, Smith, Kelly, Kenny, JTT, Blackmon and Stewart no longer with the team.
We have gone “all in” and Im good with this roster. If we can make it to the 2nd round of the playoffs and be competitive, we have just as good a chance as most teams to make the championship game and a shot at going to the SB. When its down to the final 8 it all about matchups, health and luck. All the teams are good and capable of winning it all.
I would have thought both would have found a team by now. Both would be interesting in Indy. Hilton with his long history here, Jones with his long history with Matty Ice.. Both would add a lot of veteran leadership to the locker room..