Erm. maybe in so much that they are both immobile QB's who spread the ball around, but that Rivers throwing motion is reminiscent of no one but Rivers. He could be playing in a plain jersey among 31 other QBs on a field and i could tell you who Rivers was just by looking at his arm.
I wouldn't put Campbell anywhere near Hooker at this time. He was drafted later. He's been injured with legitimate injuries. It's hard to blame the GM for that when he didn't have a history of injuries in his past. Now if Ballard would have taken Metcalf (I wish he would have), who had a neck fracture that ended his college career, and Metcalf would have missed much of 2 seasons with neck issues, it could be placed on the GM for that choice.
OK but there are quite a few convolutions there to get to what seems to be a pretty clear point. And I guess yeah if this were a debate club, we would need to take each indidual possibility but that is a little tedious to do all at once.
Dan as do I think that we will be better off with Rivers next year than not having Rivers. One of the pieces I would cite would be the fact that we are 7-3, have navigated the last 3 weeks well, and Rivers seems to be playing at a high level.
So for instance I will argue specifically against Prescott. He is a guy that IMO would put us squarely on the road to medicrity similar to what has happened in Dallas. I think it would be worse here because he would command more of the team's resources as far as salary goes compared to what he now does in Dallas, which would mean less money for talent elsewhere. He has done nothing speical in Dallas and seems to pad a lot of the gaudy numbers in bad losses.
I would say about the same for Deshauwn Watson. He is younger, but the eye test tells me that his teams have been pretty mediocre with quite a bit of talent.
I don't think either one of these guys would be an upgrade next year, necessarily over Rivers, and I think it would be a huge gamble with the the committment you would have to make with these guys. You would hamstring your org for years with their salaries if they didn't work out.
What other possibilities do you see out there JP for us to compete NEXT YEAR?
People said the same thing when we drafted Leonard. You won't hear them bragging to their buddies about how right they got that evaluation any time soon!
Echoing what a few above have already said... Malik who?