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If the Pats can't get a top-5 QB, who do you want?

  • Davis Mills

    Votes: 31 26.3%
  • Kellen Mond

    Votes: 34 28.8%
  • Jamie Newman

    Votes: 5 4.2%
  • Kyle Trask

    Votes: 22 18.6%
  • other: Ian Book, KJ Costello, Sam Ehlinger, Feleipe Franks, etc.

    Votes: 3 2.5%
  • none of the above; wait until 2022 to draft a QB

    Votes: 12 10.2%
  • none of the above; go with a vet (Cam, Jimmy G, Alex Smith, etc.)

    Votes: 11 9.3%

  • Total voters
    118
  • Poll closed .

mgteich

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Stidham had the tools. If I’m relying on someone to be a potential answer at QB, I think I need more than just tools. He’s fine to draft in the 4th and coach up and maybe he becomes something in a couple of years, but what he is not is an answer to the problem of who will be our QB for the next decade. He might become that answer, but there’s a LOT of projection in that.
Are any of these players any better an option than keeping Stidham as our #3?
 

Ross12

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Mond - I think he can be a starter in the future but he looks a way off. He’s a one read only guy right now and there’s no certainty he can move beyond that.

Mills - Ugh. Throws some horrible balls and far too often for my liking. Some nice passes at times, but the bad ones are really bad. He seems to get confused by two receivers running the same routes at different levels and ends up throwing between them as though he’s not sure which one he’s throwing to. And twice, I saw him miss badly on simple uncovered screen passes. He’s an interception waiting to happen.

Mond - 3rd
Mills - 4th or worse.

@Ross12 Just coincidence that my post follow yours, it’s not a response to your post. It’s just that I’ve been watching Mills and Mond this afternoon.
Dang copycat!
 

zipster9

In the Starting Line-Up
What were the key skills that the 6th rounder, Tom Brady had in Michigan?

He was poised in the pocket, gone thru his rotation, get rid of the ball, and had leadership skills. He was not a runner, nor had a powerful arm.

So, who in the group of QBs (not just the top 3) that has those features?
 

Ochmed Jones

Pro Bowl Player
I like Mac but not enough to trade a future 1st for him... if he’s there at 7 I would try to flip the 2nd and a 4th to Detroit for him. Maybe a little high for who he is, but at least you’re not mortgaging your future on him. If he sucks you can try again next year.

if you believe a qb is your guy, you trade whatever you need to trade to get him.

if you are worried about the price, then he is probably not a guy you should trade for!
 

zimmy

Third String But Playing on Special Teams
Despite the move towards mobile quarterbacks, I don't think the key requirements of a top level QB have changed: accuracy and decision making. I think Jones shows both. Yes there may be some scheme help and he had top quality weapons, but he also showed an ability to process quickly and make the right read. He also shows the ability to move around the pocket to buy time, far more than his critics would have you believe. Finally, he is apparently also intelligent, always in the playbook and his teammates gravitate to him.

He reminds me of Matt Ryan personally. I think of him as a Ryan in terms of ceiling and a Daniel Jones in terms of floor.
 

Ross12

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if you believe a qb is your guy, you trade whatever you need to trade to get him.

if you are worried about the price, then he is probably not a guy you should trade for!
That’s too black and white. There’s a lot of room in between for “he is probably the guy, but I’m not 100% sure, so just in case he’s not, I want to be able to try again, and if he is, I can give him more to work with.”
 

manxman2601

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I like Mac but not enough to trade a future 1st for him... if he’s there at 7 I would try to flip the 2nd and a 4th to Detroit for him. Maybe a little high for who he is, but at least you’re not mortgaging your future on him. If he sucks you can try again next year.

A future first and a 2nd have similar values in the NFL I believe. I would do it because I think he’s a 10 year starter. The high upside might not be there but I was really impressed by what I saw.
 

VectorPrime

Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
I like Mac but not enough to trade a future 1st for him... if he’s there at 7 I would try to flip the 2nd and a 4th to Detroit for him. Maybe a little high for who he is, but at least you’re not mortgaging your future on him. If he sucks you can try again next year.

The Jimmy Johnson value chart is junk. If you want to move from 15 to 7 and that team knows it’s for a QB it’s gonna take a lot more draft capital than that.
 

manxman2601

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That’s too black and white. There’s a lot of room in between for “he is probably the guy, but I’m not 100% sure, so just in case he’s not, I want to be able to try again, and if he is, I can give him more to work with.”

If you’re not 100% sure, you shouldn’t be taking him in the first round anyway. I’m with Ochmed on this. QBs are a breed apart. If you have the chance to get your QBoTF, you move heaven and earth to get him. Remember, he’d be on a relatively cheap contract so FA can provide the “more to work with”.
 

Ross12

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It just occurred to me that Chris Simms talking about SF wanting Mac may also be a bluff. SF says “pay a 1st for Jimmy”, Bill says nah I’ll just draft Mac, SF “leaks” that they traded up for Mac so he won’t be there for Bill to take.
 

Ross12

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If you’re not 100% sure, you shouldn’t be taking him in the first round anyway. I’m with Ochmed on this. QBs are a breed apart. If you have the chance to get your QBoTF, you move heaven and earth to get him. Remember, he’d be on a relatively cheap contract so FA can provide the “more to work with”.
I hear you guys. If it took a future 1st I wouldn’t be disgusted. I just think of it as a matter of risk. Maybe Mac is your guy and you’re 100% sure, but he tears his ACL a few games in like Burrow did and your 1st the next year is top 5. But now you don’t have that pick. I would rather trade a known value if I can.
 

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