Matt Ryan is only 35 2/3 old today, but will cost $41 in 21 and $40 in 22.
Doesn't Ryan Fitzpatrick seem like a bargain at only $5.5 per year, with one year remaining in Miami?
Overpaying QBs or any players seems risky.
Any of them could just retire at any nanosecond, and be living next day in Venice Beach, CA, with a new career, writing children's books, or cartoons.
Find me one team that has no stinkers? Just one. There aren’t any. Not in football or any other sport. Cant be done.
Within the scouting community the view the goal is to get at least three, maybe four starters each year. The anticipation is that 3-4 picks are not going to work out. Some due to injury, some because they’re not mature enough to be a pro, some perhaps due to coaching and/or scheme.
There are all sorts of reasons why a pick doesn’t work out. But it’s impossible to eliminate the stinkers.