Agreed. I want a team that is stable and working to the future. Going all in is instant gratification. It's fun at the time, but afterwards you have to face the music. Especially with a pandemic year, and a lowered cap. Right now, we've barely got money. There's some there to play with, but it's still going to lead to hard decisions. Thanks to COVID-19, I could see us actually losing talent instead of gaining talent.
Trying to go all in right now would be counterproductive to Ballard's plan and ambitions.
I was going to say that this is really unlike you. We tend to be on the same page most of the time with prospects and draft strategy, but I'm not on this one. I can understand the overall value of a QB that hits, but we'd be talking trading the farm for Fields or Wilson, who aren't by any means close to a "sure thing" as someone like Lawrence. I could at least understand the thought process of trading everything for a generational QB prospect, but I think Fields and Wilson aren't on that level and there's too much bust potential there for so much draft capital.
Honestly, if there was going to be a trade up that high for a QB, I think it would be more like the RG3 trade where you're trading this year's 1st & 2nd, as well as the 1st for the next 2 years. Ballard places way too high of a value on the 2-4th round picks to trade away too much. I know your scenario involved trades to get us mid-round picks back, but I think that's way too much of an assumption that you could line up the perfect trade partners for all of those trades. I don't see those trades, or Ballard being willing to mortgage everything to get a non-generational QB talent, happening.
Luck only retired 2 years ago in the preseason of 2019 and we've only had 1 draft since then. We went with JB in 2109, then Rivers in 2020, while drafting Eason. I wouldn't classify it as an unwillingness to take a shot just yet, especially since after Love was taken unexpectedly in the 1st by GB, there wasn't really any other QB's worth taking after the fact aside from Eason.