It's the off-season, I'm bored and wanting to get drumk like I was when I had this epitome of out qb situation. Think i'm gonna do this TK style if I have the patience. It's too long, but it was a fascinating conversation with myself. BOB was hired before 2014 with the understanding that he would have his choice of qb's. He decides Fitz is his best option as a veteran backup. Fitz is a smart guy and while nothing special, ain't gonna lose you many games with a decent roster around him. 2014 draft approaches: Bob comments: " I think that young kid from S. Carolina would be a no-brainer selection at 1-1. He's the best player in the draft". (Williams wasn't near as terrible as Carr so this is probably a safe pick.) During pre draft meetings both RS and BOB understand that pleasing the boss is a good thing and that with the top selections in both rounds 2 & 3, Bill can certainly get his choice of either Bridewater or Garropolo. Clowney is obviously the choice to make. Dang, out of nowhere Minnesota trades up into the bottom of the first and selects Bridgewater at #32. NO ONE saw that coming. BOB: "Damn! At least we can still get Jimmy G. Do it Rick!" RS: "We can do it Bob but he will still be there at #65 and X-man has fallen and is still available. You know guard is a need and we had him rated really high, he's the best available guard. Bob (new guy trying to believe) " Ok Rick, just get me JG at #65. NE trades up to #62 and take Garropolo RS: "Damn, that wasn't supposed to happen! You said there was lots close Bob, we'll get one of the others later to develop and wait until next year" ````` Thomas gets taken at #120 after RS takes another fallen star in Nix, moving up to do so. Savage is the only QB left but Bob takes him knowing it's gonna take a few years. We're stuck with Fitz for the year. 2015, two quality QB's in the draft that go 1&2 Bob: Well get me Hoyer. Mallet too if cheap we'll have some competition and mentoring for Savage. RS happy to do this with a breath of relief. Neither will be expensive. Not a great season but made the playoffs somehow. But all agree the season was a disaster, summed up in the brutal playoff game at home no less. 2016 Knowing that BOB has stated a strong desire that he wants the QB situation fixed, RS and Bob know that something has to be done. With the 2 decent QB's going very high and the 3rd QB rated high similar to Savage hopes not high for the draft Rick: Bob, we have to do something or we'll both lose our jobs. Bob: Nothing you've promised has come to pass so... what are you suggesting? Rick: I think I can get the top FA QB, that both Elway and Kubiak are high on. He's got an arm and he's smart. Bob: I don't know the kid but ok. We all know what happened next. BOB: GET ME A DAMN QUARTERBACK IN HERE! KC traded up for Mahomes, to RS's delight ( because the boss likes Clemson also ). We take no chances but move up for Watson.