I doubt our kicking and injury woes (knock on wood) would be the same next year, and we may or may not pick in the Top 15 again. I believe the talent assembled right now plus new talent added will put us in the 20s at least next year, so make hay while the sun shines.
Having said that - Ballard has had the fortune of picking in the Top 15 3 times in 4 years (including upcoming draft) and has Malik Hooker and Quenton Nelson to show for it, a mixed bag for now.
Not that I want him here, but (especially since people list Josh Rosen as a possibility?)- what about 27 yr old/ 6’5”, 236 lbs Blake Bortles? He’s a FA, and better reading progressions than Jacoby. ESPN called him the perfect backup in the Rams system last year. Is that all he’ll ever be, or would he flourish in Reich’s system? (He certainly played well AGAINST our old Colts Defenses! And he would have a running game to take pressure off him.)
I know, he was a turnover machine in Jax. Hopefully, better with experience with the Rams? I just mention him because he’s never on anyone’s list of options, and some weirder (Alex Smith, Jamieus Winston, etc) ones are mentioned...
probably wont be a popular comment but we could have kept peyton, and traded luck(for a lot), accelerating the rebuild
not sure that would have been enough to get another ring with peyton but we would probably have a better team now
Should be a good one and glad to see some different teams play in the SB for a change.
Not sure SF gets another performance from their RB like they did against the Packers. They will need to pass the ball more against KC.
KC did a pretty good job of limiting Derrick Henry, then TENN had to pass the ball once they fell behind.
KC can score so quickly...you look up and they've put 21 points on the board in just a few minutes, it seems.
SF has a good defense, but struggles against mobile QBs.
I predict KC 31 - SF 18