The handling of the QB situation is questionable imo as well. I understand giving JB the new contract but when he didn't perform they should have given Chad Kelly the opportunity to play before the season ended. Now signing River for ONE year?!?! Do I think we're competitors now? Yes, but what happens after the fact? We'll be worse off than before. No QB and chances are we're good enough that we pick 20+ in the draft. There's no way we get our franchise guy in that draft range and we won't have enough capitol to trade up.
The only possible plans that I think Ballard could have 1) They do believe Chad Kelly can be the guy but they want him to learn behind a vet that has played at a high level. 2) They have talked to Andrew and he does want to come back but he wants to hold off one more season to spend time with his newborn and be 100% sure about his body[yes, I know this is doubtful]. 3) He doesn't exactly have one. He put a bandaid on the problem to save face.
Now let me say, I like what Ballard has done w the team. I think he's a good GM, but, the QB situation is mind boggling. I hope he has a plan and I hope it pans out.