A question I keep asking myself is, with all the QBs taken in the first round last year, what team, besides the 'Phins, would be after Luck or any other top tier QB in the draft of '12?
Of the zero-win teams, St. Louis is set at QB having drafted Bradford in 2010's 1st round. Or are they set? Unless a major injury takes place or he completely tanks, I find it hard seeing STL drafting another 1st round QB
Indy? They've got Peyton. If I were a GM and my team finished a horrible year with an injured HOF QB in the twilight of his career, I would certainly draft a QB as early as possible. But, will the Colts pull the trigger? How much gas is there left in Manning's tank? Imagine Indy drafting Luck and being tutored by Manning?
Us. Of course we'd draft him if we had the chance, nothing, and I mean nothing, is stopping us from drafting Luck or another QB if given the opportunity.
Of the one-win teams, Minnesota, Carolina, and Arizona are set at QB. Though Minny may only think they're set, I think they took a huge leap of faith on their first round QB last year.
The two other one-win teams, Denver and Jacksonville, are definite possibilities to be looking for a QB in 2012's draft. Orton/Tebow, God, I'm glad that's not us. Jacksonville's combo is even worse.
I won't go into the two-win teams just yet, but will say I've been telling my NYJ friends that if they don't throw their hat in this year for a real QB, they may be wishing they did in two years. I still believe Sanchez is not "it" for the Jets. But, I hope they think he is, because it could be one less team in the QB lottery next draft.
Let me know if I'm not considering a team or some other aspect. I have just been thinking about this lately and have thought that even if we somehow scrounge 2-4 wins, we may still be looking good for a top tier QB in next year's draft. Of course, if Matt Moore starts to light it up and we go on a couple of streaks, this post is moot.