since68andcounting Posted December 4, 2015 Share Posted December 4, 2015 Everybody wants to either trade him or keep him forever. ISN'T THERE SOME MIDDLE GROUND HERE?This is by far Ryan's worst season, but it doesn't mean he's finished. It may mean he's declining. But at his VERY worst, he's a serviceable QB that a dozen teams would love to have. At his best, he's top 10.We have the luxury to start Ryan for at least another year or so, even if he is in decline. So why make a drastic move? The solution is to DRAFT his replacement now, but keep Ryan as the starter. Let the new kid become familiar with the NFL for the next year or so and train under a long term vet QB.The advantages to this approach are multi-fold:1) We can get a 2nd-3rd rounder rather than use a #1 pick, because he doesn't have to be "NFL ready".2) A lower round pick saves cap money and doesn't tie up a lot of $$$.3) The drafting of a legitimate replacement could push Ryan a little, something he's never had.4) We have a legit backup, not a 7th round or UDFA "flyer" or a washed up vet like we typically have. 5) If Ryan completely turns it around and plays another 5-7 years, we have someone else with trade value like we did Matt Schaub.The choice isn't black or white. You've gotta look at the gray options. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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