Oladipo might play after all?
That would give us a legit shot at coming out of East, IMO.
There is growing belief Pacers star Victor Oladipo will attempt to play in the NBA’s restarted season after multiple strong team practices in Orlando
I had it:
1 - 2006
2 - 2005
3 - 2009
We aren't far off. The 2005 team had Marvin, Edge, Bob, and a healthy Freeney. I get the 2009 team won the AFC but talent wise 2005 was better than that team, JMO. 2006 was pretty equal in talent to 2005 plus we had Adam in 2006 and won the SB so we agree 2006 is the best. In 2006 Addai and Rhodes made up for the loss of Edge.
Everyone says the 05 team was the most talented but we didn't make it past the the divisional round so it doesn't matter. If your ranking the teams based off of what matters in the NFL (Winning Championships), than the 06 team was the best. 09 we likely would have went 16-0 if we didn't sit the entire team for the final 2 weeks as well so theres that.
If he's bad, it's a bad signing, even if he signed for $5m instead of $25m. This team might be just a good QB away from being a real contender, and if we signed the wrong one, we're blowing a shot in a year where the AFC could be wide open.
But for a veteran QB with some statistical accomplishments, $25m for one year isn't hard to justify. Prime-age QBs were already coming in at low to mid 30s. Teddy Bridgewater got $21m. Ryan Tannehill got $29.5m/year for handing off to Derrick Henry. Two years ago, Alex Smith got $23.5m/year. Drew Brees and Tom Brady seem like the best comps for Rivers, and they both signed for exactly $25m/year.
I feel like that's exactly his market. If Brady stayed with New England, I would have seen Rivers and the Bucs being a natural fit.
I'm not sure about Rivers being the QB the Colts need, although I understand the match between him and the staff. I don't think there's any match between this staff and someone like Cam Newton, for a variety of reasons, so I don't think the comparison works.