This is why drafting a QB/Eason panning out would be ideal for when this happens again. I have stated I'm all for Stafford, but it further restricts you.
We will have about $85 million committed to Buckner($21 mill), Leonard($19 mill), Nelson($19 mill), Kelley($11 mill), & B. Smith($15 mill) alone after next season.
The issue with having so much talent is eventually you have to get rid of some. I wouldn't be surprised if we trade a star in a few years because we can't afford to pay them(like the 49ers) for a high draft pick.
I dont entirely disagree until the last take. Colts won 11 games with Rivers and he was not the reason we lost to the Bill's. Colts were an AFC championship game quality team this year. Should have beat the Bill's, could have beaten KC.
Resigning him shows a dedication to the status quo (which was an 11 win season and a playoff berth) but doesnt indicate a lack of desire to win.
Personally I hope we can find a better option (either physical or financial) in 2021.
I don't think Basham goes until the late 2nd round personally.
I also had two lineman(tackles) in the first four rounds in my mock I did a few weeks ago. It would be ideal as they could compete to replace Castonzo, provide depth, and the other could take over for Glowinski in a year or two.
Swap TE pick to round 3 with RB.
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but QB’s do throw INT. It happens, even to the best of them. Good teams still overcome that. Rivers didn’t throw any more INT than a majority of the playoff QB. And if you want to bring Luck into it, he had more INT than TD in the playoffs. And if you want to break it down to playoff losses, Luck had 3 TD compared to 7 INT. Not exactly the epitome of clutch.
The browns game I’ll put on Rivers. A costly pick 6 made it hard to mount a comeback.
The Ravens game wasn’t lost just because of his INT.
The Steelers game was lost because of coaching. Yeah he threw an INT, but he also put up 24 points in the first half with the offense. They didn’t lose that game because he threw an INT.