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2020 NFL Off-season

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Shifting gears from historical futility to current crapitude:

    It's more than obvious the Lions are not going to become Super Bowl contenders before Stafford's career runs out of gas.
    His contract, which was stratospherically awful a couple years ago, has fallen back to merely hefty. Stafford could be moved in the right deal if you took a big contract in return (along with the draft picks you'd want to get).

    So what teams do you think would be interested in a deal?

    Either a good team on the border of serious contention being held back by blatantly inadequate QB play, or a good team with a top level QB who is about to drop off the earth due to age or injury.
    Who could those teams be?
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  2. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Didn't Stafford have a pretty bad back injury to end his season? No way I'm going near him without seeing what he looks like in a couple real games, or, if the Lions cut him, or if they offer to pay a bunch of the money.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    There were differing reports as to what was the exact nature of the back injury, and probably nobody who isn't a back specialist could really have much of an opinion. But I've seen no suggestion it's a career-threatening injury; virtually all reports say he should be back next season. In fact for a couple of weeks, they held out hopes he would return THIS season.
    Of course I know that and two dollars will get you half a Big Mac.
    I'm sure any prospective trade partners for Stafford would insist on a full battery of tests before any deal went through.

    I suppose if it was one of the teams with a current stud QB getting up in age, and they weren't really figuring on Stafford stepping in for a season anyway, they might be more interested.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think a few veteran QBs and teams might be better off if there was movement. Rivers to Charlotte, Dalton to Chicago, Stafford to San Diego, Cam to Miami (to be paired with a recovering Tua) or to DC to help Haskins and Rivera. I'd still like to see Winston start seeing a hypnotist or whatever to see if he can cut down on the picks.
    I've given up on NFL scouts being able to evaluate college QBs - I realize their cost is a lot less and their ceiling is unknown - but I'm not sure Herbert, Fromm and Eason will ever be better than those mentioned above. And who knows about Tua post- recovery. If you can't get Burrow, you're probably better off with a vet - if it works great, if it doesn't you have a good shot at Lawrence since most other teams will be committed to a qb at that point.
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  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    TV sports news here in Boston is whither Brady and nothing else right now. Talk radio is already lining up new teams for him. Whatever Tom does, I wish him well as long as he does it quickly.
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  6. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

  7. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

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  8. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    What a slug.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It is interesting to note that of the eight qbs starting this weekend - you have three qbs drafted else where, two of them initially thought to be just back-ups. I guess I'm surprised more teams don't steal back-ups from other teams who have either underestimated their abilities or mishandled them.
  10. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Like throw a sack over their heads and kidnap them, their current contract be damned? Two out of eight doesn’t strike me as a high percentage.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2020
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  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Like Scott Mitchell, Matt Flyn types?
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Niners got Garappolo for a second round pick, Titans got Tannehill for a fourth and a sixth. QBs are a lot like cars, they depreciate as soon as they play a snap in a live game - but you can still find value in a qb with some miles. Might not be as exciting to the fan base as using a high no. 1 on a qb they saw light it up on Saturdays - but it's probably a better route than reaching on a qb in the draft because you need a qb.
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