We have to remember that Blackmon is less than a year from an ACL injury which can happen to anyone and will happen to someone in the future. That's why I'm not ready to write Hooker off totally yet. He was the consensus #1 safety prospect coming out of college where Blackmon was thought to be a stretch where we picked him although everything I had read about him I was happy with the pick. I also think it is a stretch to say he is a better overall athlete than Hooker. I hope we could some day get both on the field together and both stay health. With the addition of Buckner, Rhodes, the improvement of Ya Sin we are so much better D than we were in the past. It is a wonderful luxury to have depth in case of injuries which is inevitable in this league.
Just curious how Jacoby is better?
Jacoby 2019 #’s - 196 YPG, 1.2 TD avg
Rivers 2020 #’s - 268 YPG, 1.4 TD avg
Rivers has more INT than Jacoby, and they did affect the 3 losses, but you throw Jacoby in the Jags/Browns/Ravens game and I don’t see those turn into wins.
In addition to that, Jacoby probably doesn’t bring you back from a 21 point deficit or 14 point deficit.
Rivers isn’t playing at the top level of QB’s this year, but I see him as an upgrade to the offense.