More and more prognosticators are rolling around to the fact that Trey Lance is the guy we pick.
Yeah, this is worth the bitcoin it is printed on, but all the Mac Jones talk is some kind of smokescreen I think. Not that the Jets would suddenly bail on Zach, but who knows? Jones makes the least sense to me as the NFL unfolds in looking at mobile athletic guys in favor of stationary ones.
Shanny has learned how to change his mind, going from Cousins to Garoppolo when the opportunity arose, so he isn’t stubborn to the point of intractability. We did upgrade our line by getting a center that can hopefully stay on the field, and I imagine that we will look to draft two more guys to provide depth. And of course, we backed up the truck for Trent Williams.
Guys like Brunskill, Skule, Tomlinson, and even rookie McKivitz played pretty well, and Shon Coleman played well before being lost for the season. They have some experience in the system, and should improve. And with a guy like Lance, the imperative isn’t as dire to keep a clean pocket for 5 minutes as we would have to with Mac Jones.
As lots of people have been saying, this is a huge gamble. One that hasn’t paid off recently for many teams. Just ask the Rams. Or the Jets. Or the Cards. Or us.