Yes, it seems early to start an offseason thread, but what the heck. I want wanted to comment on a recent discussion about the QB carousel on <i>The Ringer</i> (with Robert Mays and Mina Kimes)–specifically, surprising and off-the-wall comments about one QB in particular, and that QB isMatt Stafford. Their opinion of him seems rather low, or at least they seemed uncertain if Stafford is a legitimate franchise QB. I haven’t been a believer in Stafford’s career, but I think he, with the help of Caldwell, turned himself into a legitimate franchise QB. The Lions moving on from Stafford would suggest a return to being the Cleveland Browns of the NFC.
So what about the other QBs that could possibly move. Mays and Kimes also mentioned Andy Dalton, Case Keenum, Foles, Bridgewater, Manning, and Tannehill. They also mentioned Carr, Mariota, and Winston. Dalton and Tannehill are interesting ones. If my team didn’t have a QB I wouldn’t be too thrilled about getting, either. I think if you surround them with a good team, especially a strong defense and run game, I think they can have success, but I’m less certain if they can win a Super Bowl. At this point, I’d be wary of taking Mariota as well. Of the names, mentioned I would prefer taking a chance on Carr.
I’m surprised they didn’t mention Flacco. I wanted him to go to the Jaguars, but I don’t know if he’d be a good fit with DeFilippo. They mentioned Foles going there. I’m not that enthused, but it might work.
For teams that need a QB–like the Dolphins (if they’re moving on from Tannehill) and Redskins–who do you get? Also, I really don’t like the Trubisky situation with the Bears.