Originally Posted by Lucky
Vikings will offer 2nd round pick for Schaub
Great value. But not great enough to make the Falcons pull the trigger on the deal.
Whatever the Texans paid for Schaub, you can bet the Falcons would like a do over.
Instead of a cap friendly $48 million contract for an experienced NFL QB, they just spent $72 million on a rookie. And I truly believe that had the Schaub deal not gone down, the Texans would have selected Brady Quinn rather than Amobi Okoye. Noodle on that.
The Falcons have been wanting a do-over since the raid on Vick's boutique a few weeks after the trade. My guess is that they would have given us all our draft picks back plus an additional second-rounder for our troubles.
Had we not made that deal and Quinn fell to us, you are probably right. Then we'd be the one paying a fat contract (not Matt Ryan fat, but probably in the neighborhood of Schaub's) to a rookie. With no underage wunderkind to disrupt the other teams' blocking schemes.
The 2006 draft was where we started getting smart. The 2007 draft was where we started getting lucky, too.