This is where we disagree.
Leading the NFL in RZ rating and top 4 since 1970 in completion % by rooke QB's. Plus his YPA the last month says he's got as good a chance to be a special QB. Do you not like his arm strength/accuracy or his improving ability to read defenses? Pep's done a fantastic job with him. If I was the Bears/Jags Pep would be on my short list of HC hires and I probably would hire him if I was in the McCaskey's shoes.
Yeah, pretty impressed with the work that Pep Hamilton has put in. Hopefully we can offer him OC and he stays, but youre correct...he should be on many teams HC short list. His first two years as OC of the Colts were pretty good...especially 2014. If I remember correctly, Luck really started showing wear and tear in 2015, which was the same year PH was replaced. Also, the Colts kept the wrong HC when they let Arians go and kept Pagano. Not making excuses for Hamilton...its his job to adjust.
I would be excited to see what he can do running the offense. Can it be worse?
As far as Mills, until recently, I was impressed with his growth, but thought of him as Mr. Right Now...a bridge to 2023. Last game (and the one two weeks ago), his ball placement was amazing and he makes good, quick decisions. Thats what jumps off the screen for me. It may be that I am still used to watching Schaub and the other scrubs after him (not including The Oily One) throwing behind receivers and not able to throw them open. It may also be that Im used to watching the quitter hold the ball all day.
Watsons overall talent is certainly better, but Im hopeful that Mills is an upgrade between the ears (time will tell). Lets get the kid around some massage parlors just to make sure. I wouldnt want to just hand the reins for 2022 to Mills...he needs competition, but Ive seen enough to be very interested.