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Getting "The Guy" or the QBOTF isn't easy



We have gone after them before and it didn't work out well. Their names were Rick Mirer and Dan McGuire. Mirer was only a minor bust because Chicago gave us a first for him eventually. Dan McGuire was a complete bust. Not only was he the first QB drafted that year, but there was an internal fight in the Seahawks FO because Chuck Knox wanted to draft Brett Favre in the second. Who knows if he would have developed so well in Seattle, but he definitely ended up better.

My point is that getting pissed because we aren't taking a risk, or because we haven't taken a risk to move up isn't necessarily thinking it through. How much worse would the franchise be if we had traded up to get either of them? Picks that would get us Carlton Gray, Kevin Mawae, Sam Adams and others who would become good players and some all pro. I would have given them up to get ten plus years of the finished Favre, but that's not who we drafted, or who a lot of teams drafted along the way.

Getting the guy is a great goal, but getting the guy isn't as easy as clicking your heals together and asking for it. We could trade away all of this years draft and next years draft and still probably not have enough to get Luck. To get RGIII it will take the top half of this years and next years draft. You might as well call them QB1 and QB2 because that's about all you really can predict about them. What would you trade for Alex Smith or J Russell or any number of first round busts? What would you trade for Manning or Brees? Both questions are equally dumb because you don't know who you are getting when you draft them. You are getting highly regarded and scouted QB1 or QB2. There are questions that you need to ask based on the capital that it will take to draft them.

Will either one of those guys be enough to carry a team that loses that many draft picks?

In our current form and development we are a fringe playoff team. Are you willing to give that up?

Is this shiny new QB enough of a player to lift us out of that without the help that those picks would give? Very few QBs in the league are, so you are essentially betting that this guy will be a top 3-5 QB in the league, quickly as good or better than Manning, Brees or Brady. That's a huge bet.

Are you willing to risk being a bottom dweller for the next 3-5 years over it? Even with PC/JS and their churning ability, that's what you get if you lose the bet.

I want to get the guy too, I am just being realistic about what is at stake. When all is said and done, if the pro scouts think that they have the guy to carry the team, then it will be worth it. If they aren't sure though, then I don't want to make the move.

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