Like I've said in the past, we need to have more competition at the QB spot. Most of the people who don't support the idea of getting another QB must be blind or something... It's not that we hate Thigpen and don't want him to succeed, we're just saying it wouldn't be bad if we can add competition to the position... We've seen what happened when the Chiefs put all their eggs in the Brodie Croyle basket, and I definitely don't want to see that w/ Thigpen.
That being said, a 1st round pick would be wayyyy to much for Matt. because Thiggy or Matt could be last years Derek Anderson.
-I say if Tony Gonzalez really wants out of KC and a shot at a Ring, we send him and a lower draft pick ( as long as it's not 1st or 2nd) to NE for Cassell....
But those were cases where the golden boy QB proved to be a dud during training camp, not an open competition between the two. Leinart and Croyle lost their jobs - Warner and Huard didn't win them in a competition.
If we sign Matt Cassel to a 6 year/$50M contract and have an open competition between him, Gray, and Thigpen, we'll be the laughingstock of the league. We want our Day 1 starter getting the 1st team reps and building a rapport with his receivers. We want confidence. You're castrating your new QB before the season even opens by having an open competition.
If Cassell turns out to be a terrible QB, then we regretfully replace him with Thigpen and curse our mistake. That's a lot different from an open competition.
Cassel isn't my ideal guy, really. I'm mostly using him as a reference point because I don't know of any better options off the top of my head. If we ran a west coast offense, Garcia would fit what I'm looking for, a proven veteran who could be a fairly inexpensive short term solution if things don't pan out with Thigpen. Since that's not the case, and I also have no idea what our offense will look like next year, it's hard to name a guy. People are throwing Leftwich's name around, but I'm not a fan.
It's not a very good free agent crop for QBs. Believe me, I don't want to pay Cassel 50 million any more than you do.
If the Eagles have lost their marbles, they may shop McNabb. I know it's not gonna happen but Philly sure doesn't seem to appreciate him the way they should. I know he hasn't won the big one but he consistently gives them a shot.
There has to be some sort of plan in case Thigpen is a system Qb.
The problem with Cassell will be his price tag.
The off season is so filled with what ifs and how abouts, gives all us something to talk about. Just give us a Coach!
Yep. now with the franchise tag it will be very expensive to get him. I hope we dont make the blunder~