Originally Posted by thunderkyss
They were asking for a high second last year. He's done nothing to increase his value since. On the other hand, the Pats have commited to Tom Brady for quite some time & have had pretty good success finding QBs in the last few years.
The interest in Hoyer is two fold. If the Browns feel good with Hoyer, then the possibility of them moving up with us to draft someone other than a QB is more plausible. If it appears that the Rams are in love with Clowney... we may be able to swap with Cleveland & still get Bridgewater.
Not really. Proven talent has lost it's value in the NFL. We've seen good/great talent traded for next to nothing over the last 6 years or so. We gave up Demeco for a 4th. The 49ers got Boldin for a 5th. Well... the Browns did get a 1st for Richardson, but other than that...
Then Kraft has an affection for McNair. Perhaps Belichick has an affection for O'Brien.... perhaps they both want to do Crennel a "favor"
The commitment to Brady doesn't change the fact that they have all the leverage in any trade negotiations about Mallett. They don't need to get rid of him, which means that any offer made will have to be shaded in their favor for it to be accepted. They are perfectly happy holding on to him for now if nobody gives them what they want.
I agree about Cleveland as a trade partner. I like it. Now we just have to make sure that there is somebody they want.
It's not so much about how proven the talent is as it is the fact that the talent is a QB. The value for an unproven QB with potential is almost always going to be higher than the value of a proven talent at any other position. That's just the game now. QBs are valued above all else.
I would love for the Patriots to do us a favor. But in my mind, one reason they are probably as successful as they have been is because they do not do favors for others.