Short and Long term plans...
Plan A. Alex Smith, loss of third round pick later got another in this draft through trade, loss of Fuller. QB just turned 34 this year. Coming off a pro bowl season. Last five seasons starting won 50 games. Likely to get three seasons or more starting out of him and at a diminishing possible age but only speculation about that
Plan B. Play Colt McCoy a season, trade up in the draft to get a QB. Loss of many draft picks. Unlikely to get a quality season from either QB this season. Losses unknown. Money, draft picks lost. Outcome could cripple franchise for years or could lead to Super Bowl titles. Or anything in between completely unknown.
Plan C. Sign another FA QB. Where any better then Alex Smith? No. Other options could have cost them future draft picks where as Alex Smith did not.
Sign D. Not trade up in the draft for a QB. On the board at pick 13 was Lamar Jackson and Mason Rudolph. Are either of these guys better then Alex Smith? No.
I have the opinion that given those options it is clear that the best option for this team at this moment in time was without a doubt choosing Alex Smith.
Next year this teams teams already got 11 draft picks instead of the usual seven. If your trading up in the draft for a QB having those helps. Not choosing other options then Alex Smith helped them the most long term. Not trading picks next year was thinking long term. I don’t buy the short term thinking and I don’t buy the bs about Cousins either. He wasn’t an option. So long term best option at that moment in time where they were in Alex Smith was the best long term and short term option.
And that is how it looks to me
My apology for that not personal I’m sorry I wasn’t calling you an idiot and I’m sorry
Nah I don’t agree. When I hear great I think like the 85 Bears Defense not the Eagles Defense in 2017 or when I think great QBs I don’t think about Nick Foles same year either.
It’s rare when the best offense or best defense makes it to the super bowl. Not a common thing.
Andy Reid and the Chiefs are on the record admitting they moved him for the salary cap not because they were done with him. Let’s stop with the bs. All anyone has to do is look at the Chiefs cap issues or read about the surprising move up for Mahomes in the draft to know why Alex isn’t still with the Chiefs
So the chiefs maximized value trading Alex Smith to the Redskins?
The Browns offered players and a second round pick for Alex Smith
The Broncos offered a second round pick and Aqib Talib for Alex Smith
The Redskins offered a third round pick and a former third round draft pick with one year of playing tape. That year he was opposite of Josh Norman and Brusad Breeland.
The Redskins weren’t the best deal offered
You should update your notes
Three men can say they won 50 games the past five NFL seasons. Alex Smith, Tom Brady, and Russell Wilson.
Alex Smith led the NFL last year in passer rating.
Whats not to like? Wins and stats
So a short term deal can’t make someone a teams franchise QB? Kirk Cousins was drafted, he grew, and he left. You couldn’t make him stay, the team couldn’t either none of us including me could have done that. he left. And he left for a three year contract. Short term deal makes him a franchise QB. Not the same for Alex