True. I’ve been thinking about what the most important traits CB and Reich will look for in a QB. I think #1 is going to be Football IQ. They want someone who can read a D presnap, make adjustments, and nail the mental game. To me, I don’t think that is Jordan Love. He was great when he was in the air-raid and just had to pick a receiver and throw a precise pass into the window. Not so good when he had to read a D this season. I’ve read some stuff about Gordon actually having Peyton-like football IQ (even though he was in an air-raid too). At any rate, I’d think that the interviews will be where we fall for a QB in this draft...
I never said he has swag. Someone else said he has swag.
The broader point is, everything favorable I've read about Love on this forum has absolutely NOTHING to do with anything important. THE most important thing in a NFL QB is decision making...knowing where to throw the football.....and even more precisely...where NOT to throw it.
So if/when the comments about Love start to center around how well he has command over his ability to see the field and know coverages, then the chatter will get to the important stuff. Right now, just about any other discussion point is a waste of time, and has been for several weeks.
He's a nice kid with a great attitude. Whoopie. I say that about Fromm too, whoopie about leadership and personality. In Fromm's case, will his hand size and physicality be a problem. Fromm will nail the presser, and I could care less.
And we all know about Eason's work ethic, and his faults under pressure. Yet, we hardly ever hear about Loves decision making, even though decision making far far far outweighs hand size, arm talent, or turning your back under pressure (however, I'd say work ethic is up there with decision making)
Interesting point.... if Ballard was personally scouting Love well BEFORE Luck announced his retirement... one would have to ask why.
It's understandable that Ballard was intrigued by Love's 2018 production, but not to the level of spending a 1st rounder on him, not yet knowing Andrew was going to tap out.