Lawke wrote:I saw this a bit in the "trade russ for 4 picks" thread, and it got me thinking. One thing im confused about, is if russ is a bad or as trash as a lot of posters now seem to think he is or always thought that (i would agree he has played very badly the second half of this season), exactly what are you realistically expecting to get for him? If we can see how badly hes been playing, obviously 95% of GMs not BoB would also see, so whos going to give more than 1 or maybe 2 first rounders for a "broken" QBB who costs over 34+ million a year or however high it is and will be?
And if youre willing to give up russ for that kinda haul bbig or small, do you feel confident in PC bringing in a suitable replacement QB, whether from the draft or from free agency? Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this outside of the typical extremes of "russ is garbo" or "russ is perfect" that most of these threads seemingly devolve into.
At this point there's probably still someone out there willing to give up say, a mid-first and a future 2nd. He's still 31 and, statistically, had an above-average season. So maybe an otherwise solid team with a weak or aging QB, say the Steelers, Colts, or Bears, might be willing to do that kind of trade. And of course you free up a ton of salary.
Of course, what Pete actually does with this is an entirely separate issue, but I think there's still some kind of market for him.