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Old 02-14-2014   #130
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Default Re: Brian Hoyer/Ryan Mallet ?

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Originally Posted by TheIronDuke View Post
Why give up a high pick for Mallet, who is completely unproven, in the last year of his contract? Makes absolutely no sense at all to me when we can use a second of our own on a QB if we're not sold on Bridgewater or Manziel and have them under team control for awhile without a huge cap hit.
If O'Brien has spent a year or two with Mallet, watched him practice, watched him interact with teammates & coachs, even watched him play quite a bit if only in a preseason environment, you eliminate much of the uncertainty that would always be there with any rookie QB. And obviously it also gives a coach the opportunity to eliminate a prospect, which apparently is no longer an option for O'brien. On the other hand, use a 1.1 on a QB and your franchise is saddled with that player indefinitely no matter how bad he might turn out to be. So if O'Brien likes Mallet, going ahead with him makes total sense IMO.
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Originally Posted by TheIronDuke View Post
Are we the only team who can't try to draft a freaking franchise QB in the NFL? Why are we only happy picking up other team's back-ups to start?
99.9 % + of QBs who ever lived are back-ups to Tom Brady.
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