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  1. Apologies if my first attempt at embedding a tweet is wrong but this is the tweet OP was referring to: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">QB player comps <br><br>(*suggest to change; based on style/traits not a career prediction)<br><br>Burrow - Andrew Luck<br>Tua - Drew Brees<br>Herbert - Carson Wentz<br>Love - Colin Kaepernick<br>Eason - James Winston</p>&mdash; Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) <a href="https://twitter.com/nfldraftscout/status/1225117960295145472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> In the replies he compared Fromm to Kirk Cousins
  2. If you are going to play 2 games in London it makes sense to play them back to back - the second game would give you a big advantage of having already acclimatized to the time difference. If we are playing the Jags in London, I hope it is the first game of the two so both teams are facing the same issues with travel, time zones etc.
  3. http://www.footballperspective.com/teams-traded-up-for-a-1st-round-qb-16-times-from-2005-to-2017/ is an interesting read on trading up for a QB. There are plenty of interesting names on that list. The question is whether we'd get a Mahomes, a Wentz, a Manziel or a Gabbert if we traded up - there weren't too many names on that list that you'd consider a top 10 QB.
  4. This is the list of SuperBowl winning QBs since 1990: 1990 Joe Montana 3rd round 1991 Jeff Hostetler 3rd round 1992 Mark Rypien 6th round 1993 Troy Aikman 1/1 1994 Troy Aikman 1/1 1995 Steve Young USFL 1/11 NFL supplemental 1st 1996 Troy Aikman 1/1 1997 Brett Favre 2nd round + traded 1998 John Elway 1/1 + traded 1999 John Elway 1/1 + traded 2000 Kurt Warner UDFA 2001 Trent Dilfer 1/6 + free agent 2002 Tom Brady 6th round 2003 Brad Johnson 5th round + free agent 2004 Tom Brady 6th round 2005 Tom Brady 6th round 2006 Ben Roethlisberger 1/11 2007 Peyton Manning 1/1 2008 Eli Manning 1/1 + traded 2009 Ben Roethlisberger 1/11 2010 Drew Brees 2nd round + free agent 2011 Aaron Rodgers 1/24 2012 Eli Manning 1/1 + traded 2013 Joe Flacco 1/18 2014 Russell Wilson 3rd round 2015 Tom Brady 6th round 2016 Peyton Manning 1/1 + free agent 2017 Tom Brady 6th round 2018 Nick Foles 3rd round + free agent 2019 Tom Brady 6th round While there are a few HoF QBs who went 1st overall (Aikman, Elway and the Manning brothers), the only other QBs on that list that we'd have had to trade up from 13 for are Ben Roethlisberger (11th) and Trent Dilfer (who was acquired via free agency anyway) and there are plenty of QBs on that list who were later round picks, traded for or picked up via free agency. Based on the history of the last 30 years, the question should be what would it cost to get us to 1 and is Burrow worth it? Trading up to 4 seems far from certain to yield anything other than reduced draft capital for your GM in future years.
  5. Since 1990, the only quarterbacks picked higher that 13th to have won the SuperBowl are Troy Aikman, John Elway (who was acquired via a trade), Trent Dilfer (who had been a free agent before his win), Ben Roethlisberger (11th pick), Peyton Manning (one of his wins came after he was a free agent) and Eli Manning. Even if you take out Brady as skewing the numbers a little, there more SuperBowl winning QBs picked in later rounds than early picks - Joe Montana (3rd), Jeff Hostetler (3rd), Mark Rypien (6th), Brett Favre (2nd + traded), Kurt Warner (UDFA), Brad Johnson (5th + free agent), Drew Brees (2nd + free agent), Russell Wilson (3rd) + Nick Foles (3rd + free agent). The idea that you need a high pick at QB to win a SuperBowl isn't backed up by the history of the last 30 years.
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