I saw that talk with Simms, it was one of the reasons why I thought I would look further at him. Since I don't think the Colts have a chance at Burrow (and I'm not a fan of Tua), I like Herbert and Fromm the most.
As far as Gordon, I don't think coaches would bench him for that throw in the senior bowl. Isn't that what coaches want, someone who can place the ball perfectly even if their body is not set properly and that is exactly what that was. But like I said in my original post, assuming he's a hard worker and works to improve his footwork and mechanics, he is 2 years away from being a viable NFL QB.
I kinda doubt it, but you never know. $ isn't the issue.
If I'm AC or Mack, what would impact my decision is the QB situation. High time to throw stats make an OL's job a lot harder on one side (passing), and ineffective passing translates to Ds keying on the run, and in turn harder on both the OL (on the other side) and RBs. If Funch is weighing an offer, he's probably asking questions about QB too.
I was talking more in terms of him not being a fit in a 4-3. I’ve never heard that mentioned anywhere. I’ve heard he’s an ideal 3-tech and might even be able to play 5-tech if needed, but never that he won’t be good at the 3-tech position.