K.J WRIGHT wrote:yes or no ?
Yes - Because the amount of cheap amazing rookie talent you could get plus a game managing QB would be more than RW does on his own...not to mention freeing up RW's salary also brings you in more talent. How many times have we seen a team of super stars with a game managing QB make it to the SB (and sometimes win) in the last 10 years? Just about every team not named Chiefs/Patriots was that team. BTW RW was that QB in 2012-2013, he is not the same QB today as he was back then, but at the same time is he 10x better (which is what his salary is) the answer is no, but i understand why you need to re-sign franchise QBs. All this being said, no team is going to give you 4 first round picks for Russ (especially not with his salary). So this is a silly question.
Do you have the names and salaries of the last 10 years of game managing QBs to make it to the super bowl? I dont think thats the right way to go about it, unless you mean QBs on rookie deals, which i would then get but then also ask, do you feel confident in Pete and Johns ability to draft a QB based on the history of their QB acquisitions?
Now to me, i think youd have to factor in a few things, like if you plan on using one of those immediate firsts to draft a QB to try and take advantage of the cheap contract (unless you somehow believe they would hit on a mid-late round pick again which statistically throughout the history of the NFL has shown to be extremely unlikely) or if you would try and roll with an "average" QB paying him the going rate which looks to be 18-22m a year, about half the rate of russ' contract. Plus another thing youd have to factor in would be the team you trade him to. If its a team thats a QB away, then that would also mean your first rounders have a much higher chance of being lower draft picks as well, which would then go back to your confidence in P&J's history of drafting late first rounders.
All in all i think its a pretty tough decision either way, and it would be something that could also potentially affect other members of the team to see pete essentially trading away focus on immediate success for potential success in the future, a future they may or may not be a part of. Id think about it, because again 4 firsts is a hell of a lot of picks, but i still dont know how you pull the trigger there. Maybe if it was say jacksonville and russ wanted out.