In regards to some possible quarterback scenarios that may play out among teams who are in the market for a new signal caller, I must admit, I have been looking at such possibilities rather narrowly. Like many of you, I am stuck on this mentality that....Ok, we need a QB, we are drafting 8th/9th, and the only two legit franchise QB prospects are expected to be long gone by then since there are arguably 3 or 4 teams that are in the same or worst position as we are (Indy, Cleveland, Washington, and maybe TB or Jacksonville). Therefore, we must either mortgage the future for by trading away countless top draft picks for RGIII or throw a ton of money at Matt Flynn (neither of which I am not completely opposed to).
What I have been failing to do, and this may just be the inner optimist in me desperately trying to force its way out, is also understand that, besides Matt Flynn, P. Manning is possibly an option for one of the aforementioned teams. Also, from what I have been reading, K. Kolb may be a possibility for a team as well. Personally, I would love if Kolb hit the market some how, not because I want him anywhere near the Dolphins lockeroom, but because it would naturally eliminate someone from the RGIII/Flynn sweepstakes. I do not feel that Kolb leaving is likely. But Manning leaving is certainly more of a possibility. Who couldn't see a team like the Redskins snagging a guy like Manning, who some say have a few good years left in him?
So, let's think about this possible scenario based on these QB needy teams......
Indy - Luck
Cleveland - Flynn
Washington - Manning
Miami - RGIII?
**Kolb is the long shot but hey, I have seen crazier things happen.
The reason I have Flynn hypothetically going to Cleveland is because Flynn has proven he can play in the brutal Cleveland weather. If the Browns really thought this through, they would certainly understand that they are guarnteed to play two games against Cincy, Two against Pitt, and of course those late November-January home games along the snow belt in Cleveland. RGIII, like Colt McCoy, is a Texas boy, and Texas sure as hell ain't Northeast Ohio. One thing I underestimated as a kid who lived my whole life in south Florida and then went to play college football as a quarterback at Kent State (20 minutes from Cleveland) was how difficult of a transition it was to go from playing playoff games in late November in Palm Beach County where it was 75 degrees with that beatiful, light ocean breeze, to going to playing in weather I did not know was even possible (I mean what the hell is an ice storm? I thought they meant hail). Don't get me wrong, RGIII is better than I could be in three lifetimes and may be good enough to adjust, but this should not be taken lightly.
With that being said, RGIII would be tough for anyone to pass up, but it may not be so simple for a team like Cleveland, or at least shouldn't be. Although I am a pessimist, this is just another way to look at things, especially because any if not all of these deals would likely take place well before the draft.
What do you guys think about any or all of these scenarios playing out?