mistertim Posted October 22, 2021 Share Posted October 22, 2021 9 hours ago, Peregrine said: I feel like this is definitely overblown right now. The fundamental problem with this team isnt QB, its that the defense is awful. If we went and got a top QB, the defense would still be awful, and we would simply improve to missing the playoffs, instead of badly missing the playoffs. A top QB doesnt fix the problem of paying out 3 huge contracts to secondary players who are your worst performers on the team. Of course having a top QB would be a huge deal, but until this team gets to the point it can actually compete year in and year out having a top QB would just help us tread water. We still wouldnt do anything. We've had really good defenses in the past and still were mediocre because we never had a top QB. Nowadays defenses don't win championships anymore, outside of incredibly rare one-offs like Denver. This isn't the 80s. Its a passing and QB driven league. The teams that are perennial contenders who have a shot to go all the way in any given year are the ones with top QBs. Another problem with this line of thinking is that even if you "fix" the defense and it becomes dominant, you only have a very short window of defensive dominance to win a SB with some rando vet QB. Truly elite defenses are almost impossible to keep together for more than a few years. But if you manage to find an elite QB then you immediately have about a 10-15 year window where you can build up around him and get your defense better. That's the game plan that pretty much all teams nowadays are using. Find your QB first and other things will figure themselves out over time. 3 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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