Sperm Edwards Posted December 31, 2020 Share Posted December 31, 2020 36 minutes ago, Warfish said: If we're stuck owing him $10 mil regardless, and he's that bad (so who is trading anything of value for a horrible $10 million QB), why not have him back? He can backup as needed. He can compete with whomever the "other" QB we get is. And small tho the chance may be, he might be better than our flip flopping fanbase thinks once under a decent non-Gase Head Coach. I don't think we can eliminate the "Gase Effect" from eval. of Sam. Gase murders QB's talent and careers. Seems like a very "cut off nose to spite face" thing to trade Sam for little gain. Makes angry fans (most of whom were huge Sam hype people, lol) feel better, doesn't make the team better. $5MM not 10. Half of that is amortized SB already paid; the other half is new money. There’s no discussion of outright cutting Darnold to save a roster spot; that would be the only way we’d owe him $10MM regardless. IMO it depends on what the offers are. If someone still sees in him what they saw in 2017 plus factoring in that Gase effect, and offers up a day 2 pick, I’d take it. If the best offer we get is a 5th rounder, keep him as a backup with upside. If the best offer we get is a 4th then that’s really where I could go either way. I’m not effectively trading a day 2 pick away (let alone a 1st rounder if that’s possible) for another year of Darnold as backup or seat-warmer. And if they take a QB at #2 (or even later in round 1) a backup he will be unless there’s another Brees/Rivers scenario (in which case we still lose him, just a year later). 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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