I think this is very true and probably matches what most people think.
The question for me is what do we want next year and what do we expect?
If the goal for next year is to have a repeat of this year with the possibility of some improvement then Rivers is a reasonable choice. Is it possible the Colts win a Superbowl with Rivers? I think the odds are not in our favor but possible. I know some people have greater confidence in Rivers than others but I think we saw what he is capable of this year and it is really what we should have expected.
If the goal is a Superbowl now at all costs then Rivers wouldn't seem to be the best choice. Any other serious QB acquisition will most likely be costly. Could put the future of the team at risk by over paying for someone at the most expensive position. And I am not sure what QB that would even be that would give this team a high probability of a Superbowl appearance.
If the goal is the long term solution at QB then we have to start looking at young current QBs that might be available and the draft.
I would bet the goals of the team are a combination of the goals above and Ballard is looking for the right balance to get reasonable performance now while building for the future. Difficult tight rope to walk.
Hmm...none of the QBs threw for 300 yards in the divisional round and balance was the name of the game for all division round winners EXCEPT The Bills who believe in playing to their strengths. Only 2 teams scored 30 points or more with their defense playing a big part in generating field position for the offense. A big contrast from the regular season where points galore was the name of the game.
The key is having fresh enough legs on both ends without tiring them out because of long spells of ineptitude giving up long drives on defense or going first down and out or 3 and out on offense.
I don’t think Philly’s problems were the offensive system. Remember, it’s the same system the Eagles won the Super Bowl with.
The problem was Pederson appeared to lose the team, not just Wentz. And also Philly got wiped out by injuries everywhere. I think they were among the leaders in games lost due to injuries.