I find it humorous that people dont want to trade for a QB that is a backup behind a very good QB, claiming that they havent been proven yet because they have only played in one game. Instead go for a rookie. Well, how is a rookie more proven?
There are some very good QBs that started as backups:
Aaron Rodgers, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, and the list goes on.
If you have seen them play QB in the NFL against an NFL caliber defense and have done well, then I think you have to consider them if the team is willing to let them go.
We have to consider people like Kirk Cousins, TJ Yates, Matt Flynn.
The difference between these guys and Cassel, is that Cassel had a lot of critics saying that he wasnt good enough to lead a team. He had a weak arm and was slow in his reads. When you took away the NE talent and the great OC, then his weaknesses became magnified.
Yates played in like 6 games, what weaknesses he has have been identified, and you know what you will be getting.
You mean like Matt?? Went 11-5 and we got him for a second.. seemed great at the time and it was well worth the risk at a two. Not his fault every year a b ewe offense and crappy recievers and coaches. Remindes me of Sanchez.
I don't see any team no matter how desperate giving 2 firsts for Cousins. I would trade down for picks and give them a mid to late first for him though. Otherwise we might just draft unproven talent and be taking an even bigger risk. I'd say go with the guy with 1 game behind him vs none.
The difference is how many college games did Cassel win vs how many did Cousins win? You can't really compare the 2 IMO.
We did have tapes of Cassel playing 15 NFL games when Brady went down in the first quarter and he lead a very talented team to 10 wins had a QB rating of 89.4.
I get your point on backups.
If Bledsoe didn't get hurt Brady may have been on the bench a couple years , Rodgers was groomed behind Farve and Warner had a few years in Europe league and the AFL to polish his passing skills.
A surprise , a known in GB( i believe they knew what they had) and a probably never should have been all made good. You never know where a good one will come from.
KC should turn over every rock they can , draft or trade or whatever.
Whatever the case on who we draft or who coaches us I can see already we all aren't going to be in agreement but such is life. :D