Everything posted by Corndog
As far as being built to win now or for the next QB, I think this team has the best of both worlds. There is a lot of young talent on this team that won't reach their prime until after Rivers is gone. At the same time, this team is talented enough to make the playoffs and once they get there anything could happen. Outside of Kansas City, the AFC is wide open now.
If you look around the league, tandem starting running backs are a thing and the only real way to have a successful running game every week throughout the season. Also while Mack has been carrying the workload, it's also taken a toll on his body. This could help keep him healthy while also being insurance for when he does get injured.
Agree with all of this and it's pretty much what I came into this thread to say. Eason is very green and probably won't be ready to play in his first season. Sitting on the bench, learning the playbook and watching Rivers play, while picking his mind would do him the most good. In this era, we see a lot of rookies just go into the league ready to start, but I don't see this being the case for Eason, if anything it could stunt his growth and create bad habits. Brissett is ready to go and a strong insurance plan as a backup for an aging Rivers. Don't need any pressure to start Eason this season, just let him sit back and learn.