Man, the blogosphere sure has a way of going nuts around our quarterback situation. Peter King has us in a 3 way trade with the Vikes and the Texans where we give up a 1st round pick and Jimmy G for, wait for it, Kirk Cousins. Brilliant. King seems to be hitting the bong a little too hard. Comfort with Cousins or not, trading a 1st round pick to get a guy who has less success than Jimmy G is ludicrous. Granted, Jimmy G isn’t any supreme talent, I’d only put him in the top half of the league when healthy, but he’s coming off a bad year that was not going well even before he got hurt. Cousins is the same cat. Insanely bad trade idea.
The other trade proposal from King gives Tex Fred Warner, Jimmy G, and McGlinchey plus two 1st round picks for Deshaun Watson. The idea of getting Watson is certainly something I would be highly intrigued about, no matter what the cost, should we pull the trigger. But losing all that draft capital and players would be a tough thing to deal with, and frankly, I’d rather see Bosa go than Warner, mainly because of Bosa’s checkered health history. He may very well end up like JJ Watt. A phenomenal talent that can’t stay on the field. Still and all, a steep price to pay.
But if they do do that, I’d be very excited. Watson is a legit stud, and would make plays our last 10 QBs combined couldn’t even dream of. That being said, I get that Deshaun is a phenomenal talent, I just don’t see the upside to gutting the team in that regard. Defense does win championships, and yes, so do quarterbacks. But Warner is a talent we can’t lose. McGlinchey? Sure, he can go. He’s gonna end up a guard in the near future anyway, so his stock is middling at best. Wouldn’t miss him much.
So, I don’t think John Lynch and company take the ginormous risk in getting Watson when they have the possibility of riding their defense to another Super Bowl trip. Jimmy G was just one pass from winning it, and the Niners were one horrible 3rd down and 24 stop from winning it as well. Sure, I’d be excited as hell if they pulled the trigger, but this team doesn’t make moves like this.
And RIP Dick Witcher. I saw him score the game-winning touchdown in the south end zone of the 1971 NFC Divisional playoff game as an injured John Brodie came into the game in the 4th quarter and led the team to 2 late TDs to beat the Vikings. Course I went to the game the next weekend as well . . .
This is pretty cool.
That was fun.
Losing a lot of former players. Really. Sucks.
He and Bob Windsor were pretty tough. Esp with a rookie Gene Washington in the mix. Too bad Dick (3 yards and a cloud of dust) Nolan was such a conservative coach and didn’t like throwing much.
People are dropping like flies. Half the kids I grew up with are gone already and not all of em lived a fast lifestyle. Just about everyday someone that I watched on tv or listened to on the radio kicks the bucket.
Put me in the group of possible Shanny QB rental scenarios with Matt Ryan as an option.
Highly likely ATL Drafts his replacement ahead of us.
Should Matty become available, and Jimmy a Trade deal candidate, I’m in.
Knock on wood, haven’t lost too many friends yet. Did lose a couple to COVID over the year.
NJ, Ryan would be another trade scenario that will be horrendous to the team. His current contract is ginormous. Plus, his trade would include a $44 million dead money cap hit to the Falcons.
The buyout for Ryan is 2022. Even that is a $26 mill hit. He ain’t going anywhere.
I’d wait on ATL to show their hand Chuck.
Like Wentz, the Contract hangs over their ability to negotiate.
Reich was extremely successful with Wentz while in Philly. He knows what he wants.
Shanny and Ryan the same.
Falcons may be forced to release Ryan too?
No clue what they’re dealing with on the Cap budget.
We’re not cash flush by any stretch, unless they get out from under Jimmy’s deal.
Should be interesting…..
No way Atl eats the $40 mill of dead money
They’re not in a position to control the dialogue are they?
A rookie deal on a top 5 QB won’t kill them but…
I don’t see how the football world could be much deader than it is now.
Chuck the beauty of the Jimmy deal is the ability to get out of it.
The name of the game is ROI.
If Jimmy’s value nets profit, take it.
I’ve said that often, Pat’s make sense.
In this scenario, Shanny would need a plug in.
Matty makes sense, as would Cousins.
Weigh the costs. Weigh the returns.
I don’t see Jimmy as a long term answer, that’s all.
Well neither is Matty Ice. Or cousins. I’d even be a little leery of Stafford. These are varying flavors of the same thing. Why make a move just to make one like that? The move is to either go after Watson or just take a shot in the draft. One of the QBs should be there at 12.
totally agree. The only thing that I have read so far that even makes any sense is that we might end up with the Jets GB. If Kyle thinks he can do things with him we just might give up a pick or two.
No one is Jonesing for Jimmy G. So, there’s little trade value other than salary dump. Cousins and Matty Ice are in the same boat and we would be treading water taking on thier deals.
I still believe in the draft, the QB’s in the league, if they are so good why are their teams looking to deal them. I don’t want a 30+ year old just because he “might” be better than JG.
New thread is up.