Things are always changing, and the game is always changing. No question about it, it's a different game than it was 40 years ago, even 20 or 10 years ago.
No secret that Peyton is/was/always will be my favorite. I still never really feel the excitement I felt when watching him master a game! There's nothing quite like it.
Having said that, I am very impressed with Mahomes, and quite certain I would feel that same excitement if he was on our team.
As you know, the NFL doesn't allow teams to spend enough to fill every position with all pros, so we have to choose where to put them, and then use those positions to build around.
We have excessive talent at the LG spot. It would be a waste to now build a team around a Mahomes type of QB who needs a LG to only hold a block for 2 seconds, within an O that does not feature power running.
We should build it like the Titans or 49ers. Game manager Qbs who can come up big when it matters but not a QB who the team has to rely upon virtually every play to succeed.
If people want that type of O, then we should probably trade Nelson to get more capital to then get that QB.
Yep, to add to this...
EVERY pick is a RISK. No pick is 100% certain hit! Pretty much every position in the draft has similar hit/bust rates in the middle of the 1st.
Whoever DT you get at 13 is about the same RISK as the QB you get because you like him.
Whoever CB you get at 13 is about the same RISK as the QB you get because you like him.
Whoever WR you get at 13 is about the same RISK as the QB you get because you like him.
Also... there is a RISK and a RISK. Saying Herbert is a risk and then saying Gordon is a risk doesn't mean the same thing.
I feel like people want to go the cheap route... like... you can just pick whoever in the 3d-4tg and he has the same chance of being good QB as the 1st rounders, because you don't have a Luck in the draft. This is NOT the case. The risk of the 1st rounders is MUCH lower than the risk of lower ranked QBs. There is a reason they are lower ranked. It's not because they are as good/safe of prospects as the early pick QBs.
We have too good of a team to be aiming at the best of the best generational types. We will not get top 3 pick(generational type QB) until we bottom out and I don't see this with this roster unless something horrible happens with injuries. We need to evaluate and target talented passers that are not complete QBs, but they have high level of talent that can be developed.