Before I start writing I want to let everyone know that this is just my insane mind running wild thinking about different trade and draft possibilities. Even I don't think the odds of this all playing out the way I'm envisioning is very likely, but it's been something that's been creeping into my mind a lot lately.
Okay so here's the situation: The Rams, the Bucs, the Lions, and The Redskins all make their 1st round picks and Jimmy Clausen is still on the board. The Cards still have Anquan Boldin who they're looking to get rid of and they're also still in need of a QB. What if we were to trade Matt Cassel straight up for Anquan Boldin and than draft Jimmy Clausen?
Now hear me out here, I like Cassel I really do, but I'm not the only one on here that thinks Cassel will never develop into one of the upper echelon QBs. He's someone who will always be good, but I don't think he'll ever be great without a whole lot of help around him. If that's the case and we believe Clausen does have the potential to be great (which he should have a decent idea of since Weis was his coach at ND) than why not try and make that move?
With Boldin, Chambers, and Bowe, Clausen would have plenty of targets to throw to and many great coaches to learn from and to flourish. He would be our QBOTF and would help to restore hope in our franchise (a franchise that suffered a blackout for the 1st time in forever). Even if we don't want to start Clausen right away I think Brodie Croyle would be a sufficient stop-gap solution in the mean time. Any way I look at it I think this would be a good move for the franchise.
Let me know what you guys think and please even if you think this is stupid, try and take it easy on me.