I think you draft a QB in the early rounds (round 1 or 2) if you truly believe in that QB, in which case, it's a calculated decision to cause some unrest with the team initially, with the hopes that the new QB is the answer at the position.
However, if you draft a QB in the later rounds, I'm sure that the team and JB will understand that it's for the purpose of developing a QB and not for immediately supplanting the #1 QB. JB is safe and the team understands who their #1 QB is.
But this gives you so much valuable information as an organization, it clears up so much. You can go into the draft will a much better direction. If Chad wasn't close to as good to Jacoby then why keep him? You can find much more stable backups than Chad. Heck, we already have one of those guys in Hoyer.
1. We have a guy with huge upside, so maybe we do get Love and see if he develops and gives Chad a run for his money. Also, Chad my screw up again.
2. Be aggressive in the draft because neither are going to be the guy. They can fight it out for the backup. See if you can get something for Jacoby or Chad.
3. See number 2.
Show the team that the Colts walk the walk and that there will be competition at every level
I couldn't agree more. Who gets drafted where is so important to that QB's chances for success for all the reasons you mentioned above. I think the Colts would be one of those franchises where a rookie would develop quickly and could wind up starting sooner rather than later. Regarding Kelly none of us know anything about his leadership abilities. He certainly looked in command of the team in the limited time we saw him play. He's been squeaky clean this year off the field so maybe he has settled down. We will see I guess. Colin Cowherd had an interesting segment on his show today. He talked about the success rate in the NFL of QB's coming out of Major programs with 4 and 5 star recruits versus the mid tier programs and the 3 star recruits. The mid tier programs won in his analysis and this year he actually compared Burroughs to Love as an example of a power school to a mid tier school. Interesting listen if you can find it. He too feels where they land will determine how successful they become. I have a feeling Love is going to get a lot of love leading up to the draft. If he truly turns out to be Ballards guy I believe he is going to have to go out and get him. JMO.
What about drafting a QB? Doesn't that tell JB he isn't the guy, and is just keeping the seat warm for when the new guy is ready?
If Kelly starts JB will get over it, and the team will embrace the staff for doing everything possible for this season and the future of the team.