JoeNamathsFurCoat Posted February 2 Share Posted February 2 1 hour ago, football guy said: I wouldn't say they're "banking" on him long-term either, but they feel he has the kind of talent and work ethic to be an elite QB and they would rather see if it can be with them than someone else The one case I can think of where a top 1 or 2 QB actually sort of panned out years later, turning into a viable starting option, would be Alex Smith. But I don't recall Smith looking quite this bad in years 1 and 2. Wilson has a ton of hurdles to overcome. The psychological / immaturity / mental / lost the locker room / public humiliation aspect might be as difficult an obstacle as all the actual football-specific challenges (e.g. pre- and post-snap reading of defenses, accuracy, field vision, poise, mechanics, footwork, pocket awareness & habits, etc.). 2 years from now, who knows. Regardless, I think his best chance to find success would be a change of scenery. Maybe ATL with Arthur Smith where: 1) The goal is to run the ball 50 times a game 2) They are talent-poor in rebuild mode with zero expectations 3) The fans are relatively tame / apathetic and only show up when the team is good 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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