While they make statements that seem (and may be) true, make no mistake teams will not willingly signal their draft intentions to other teams. Mayok is responsible to get players Jon wants and coaches. Gruden loves QB's, and also traded Khalil Mack. Trading Carr is only 5 million dead cap. Depends upon Gruden deciding if Derek can run his playbook well enough. Maybe Tom Brady goes to the Raiders. We'll see.
Great effort. And while I kind of doubt Ballard will spend this much money, we can still hope for another month or two. AC will be the key here IMO. It all starts with him. Lets hope we get good news soon. Otherwise - you've addressed most of our needs and have added a lot of talent to this roster. If we did something like this IMO we will have good enough roster to compete for the playoffs this coming year and depending on how Love develops maybe compete for superbowls down the road.
Luck and Manning had considerably more bank (contract and endorsements), and considerably more post NFL options. It's just not comparable to AC's financial situation. Sure he could live comfortably on what he has, but I think you're undervaluing what would more than double his net worth and take him to a new level from a financial security perspective.