As someone intelligently posted QBs are risky in picking.
If a round one QB has a 25%-30% chance of hitting, you would HAVE to think a 4th rounder might be 5-10% to be a starter, let alone good enough to take this team forward. I am ALL for giving Eason a chance........... But, COUNTING on him to be decent starter are two different things at this point.
If you trade for Stafford he is under contract for 2 more years. If Eason knocks it out of the park, and is ready in 2 years you hand him the reigns.
Today, we have the 3rd largest cap space, and after I personally did the math, and it buys you ONE maybe TWO decent FAs.
Imagine what the cap space will be with: Leonard, Nelson, and B Smith all getting paid
We will be in the same bucket as all the other folks out there
We have some players in place that IF we add the right QB, now, vs putting all our faith in Eason
The odds of Stafford improving this team today, with his mobility, and with a great OL, are seemingly much higher than
an unproven rookie or Eason
I know you were being funny but in reality I think it will take at least our 21st and next years 2nd and that still might not be enough. Maybe they like Eason for some reason too, I have no idea but if they do I would throw him in there on that deal. We can always sign a backup for cheap in case Stafford get injured. I don't see JB coming back unless he wants to take a huge paycut.