Let's not pretend like we can't move money around and/or trade someone if there was a player out there that Payton felt was a better successor to Drew Brees than what we currently have on the roster. I just don't see Taysom as that guy because I feel like he is worth more in his gadget role than as a delicate "slide feet first QB". Feel free to bump this post in the future if I'm wrong, though.All good, but who, and how do you propose we pay them?
That sounds a lot !ike Matthew Stafford, IMHO. At least as regards to giving him a good Online, solid weapons on offense, and a strong defense. All of which he never really had in abundance at the same time in Detroit for the 12 seasons he played there and yet he took them to 3 playoff appearances and 4 winning seasons, overall.A decent veteran QB who wants weapons around him on offense, a solid D, will take a lower salary to try and win a Super Bowl.
But how can we so sure Jones will even be available by the time we're on the board and even if we can trade our way up a few spots maybe (and the difficulty in pre-draft or draft day trades to move up 2-3, or even 4 spots is immense in of itself). His draft stock and maybe even media hype over-estimating his potential value over the next several months due to him being one of Alabama's major contributors to its CFP NC winning season and that's to be expected but it may overshadow, or fog up any potential or alarming flaws in his skill set at the Combine or a private media workout. And honestly, in terms of truly evaluating top-tier incoming College talent skills, physical and mental abilities, talents aren't really so visible to even the most astute, saavy scouts or pro talent evaluators on NFL teams. Louis Riddick would be the first to say this as he served as Eagles director of player personnel or in the Eagles FO for nearly a decade. He brings a FO, administrative mindset to his plays calling. Bucky Brooks, Mel Kiper Jr., would almost unanimously agree with this same view because any one with a great trainer can work himself up to look outstanding or a potential future breakout star. You have to dig deeper, talk to his college HC, his position coaches, fellow college teammates and really push them to tell you the full, unvarnished truth, even under conditions of anonymity if their initially reluctance.Winston will win the job but I think we are drafting a prospect as that is a key position that drives this team and I think Mac Jones may be the best of the rest at the position when we draft.
......but Payton has surprised us before on draft day.