Re: Browns arenât expected to try to trade for Ryan Mallett
posted at 2/11/2013 11:00 AM EST
In response to ClarkGriswold's comment:
In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:
San Fran will try to make a quick deal before Smith is due a large chunk of cash. Smith has more value than Mallett so what Smith is traded for will be a barometer for Malletts worth.
Smith has more value to a team that is 1-2 years away from making a run.
Mallett has more value to a team that knows it's 3 years off. His price tag alone supports that.
Once someone acquires Smith, you're looking at an extension in the 10 million dollar per year range.
Honestly, the new GM acquires Alex Smith for Chicago, for example, they have a couple good drafts, keep their younger players, let their old ones go, Cutler is gone after 2013 as predicted, and there's you in your prime QB who doesn't make moron mistakes or turn it over. Hand it off to Forte and improve that O Line.
To say this is wrong or makes no sense is probably pointless at this juncture, but I'm going to do it anyway. First off acquiring Mallett is not the same as acquiring a QB that has actually played some NFL games...doesn't matter if your team is "three years away" or two. Bottom line is Mallett has never played, so anyone that is going to fork over anything above a third round pick for a guy that has never played (and was drafted in the third) is going to be on the hot seat...Lombardi doesn't need that.
And saying Chicago can just hand the ball off to Forte and that will be ok, is not realistic. You think Chicago fans are going to enjoy that? You think Chicago is going to win like that? You say it yourself every single day - the NFL is a passing league benefited by rule enforcement from mean old Goddell. Now Chicago is going to be just ducky by slamming their running back into 8 man boxes? You can't do that and win in the nfl anymore...Baltimore proved that, so did San Fran...you need to be able to do more than just run it and play D.