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Biggest reason not to draft a QB?


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Money or Cap.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2020/04/24/2020-nfl-draft-first-round-rookie-salary-projections-what-burrow-tua-and-chase-young-will-make/?sh=3f09da335be3

Looking at this list. Tua was a fifth overall selection. Got 30,3mio for four years. We might have to pay a bit more with the fourth overall selection.

Is it really realistic that we want to pay a guy sitting on the bench for at least two years that kind of money when we have NO cap space? It would be different if we had a cheaper QB or more cap, but we dont.

We have to take full advantage of the money that we do have. Our draft picks needs to play and fill a void - not holding a clipboard.

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Doesn't matter what position is chosen. The money is going to be close to last year's. The rookie wage scale is nothing like the old system for rookies. They can draft a punter at 4 and he's going to get paid. Matt Schaub just got paid handsomely the last few years and only played a baby's hand of games and it wasn't an issue so it shouldn't be an issue with Matt's heir

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17 minutes ago, ya_boi_j said:

Doesn't matter what position is chosen. The money is going to be close to last year's. The rookie wage scale is nothing like the old system for rookies. They can draft a punter at 4 and he's going to get paid. Matt Schaub just got paid handsomely the last few years and only played a baby's hand of games and it wasn't an issue so it shouldn't be an issue with Matt's heir

Not really the point of the discussion... The point is do you pay that kind of money for someone to sit on the bench for two years?

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39 minutes ago, FalconOdense said:

Not really the point of the discussion... The point is do you pay that kind of money for someone to sit on the bench for two years?

The biggest reason to draft a QB is that we only have one on the roster. We were paying Matt Schaub six million to sit on the bench, but you're afraid to pay a rookie QB similar money to sit and learn at the start of a possible 15-20 year career? What could happen? Oh no, maybe we only win four games?

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16 minutes ago, Dirtier Bird said:

The biggest reason to draft a QB is that we only have one on the roster. We were paying Matt Schaub six million to sit on the bench, but you're afraid to pay a rookie QB similar money to sit and learn at the start of a possible 15-20 year career? What could happen? Oh no, maybe we only win four games?

Bingo. People are so quick to bring up what a drafted QB will be paid, instead of what our current QB makes.

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1 hour ago, FalconOdense said:

Not really the point of the discussion... The point is do you pay that kind of money for someone to sit on the bench for two years?

It is the point. His cap hit while he sits while be only a couple million more than what Schaub was making. It comes with the territory. At this moment, you're focused on the wrong thing. 

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1 hour ago, Dirtier Bird said:

The biggest reason to draft a QB is that we only have one on the roster. We were paying Matt Schaub six million to sit on the bench, but you're afraid to pay a rookie QB similar money to sit and learn at the start of a possible 15-20 year career? What could happen? Oh no, maybe we only win four games?

Ask green bay how that's working out right now. They pissed off their mvp. How do you think pissing off your mvp resonates with the rest of the team? It would be a very atlanta thing to do though, piss in ryan and julios faces, the two guys that have made this inept franchise relevant the past decade plus. Because taking a qb at 4 is doing exactly that. Pissing right in their face and I would hope both would demand a trade.

 

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16 minutes ago, FalconFanSince1969 said:

Ask green bay how that's working out right now. They pissed off their mvp. How do you think pissing off your mvp resonates with the rest of the team? It would be a very atlanta thing to do though, piss in ryan and julios faces, the two guys that have made this inept franchise relevant the past decade plus. Because taking a qb at 4 is doing exactly that. Pissing right in their face and I would hope both would demand a trade.

 

And just waste of draft position... We could get a major haul from this number 4 pick and really be ready to also hit the future when Matt and Julio are gone.

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3 hours ago, FalconOdense said:

Not really the point of the discussion... The point is do you pay that kind of money for someone to sit on the bench for two years?

Where we stand, no. I'd rather have a guy on the field sacking the QB, running over people, blocking and protecting the QB, or intercepting passes.

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1 hour ago, FalconFanSince1969 said:

Ask green bay how that's working out right now. They pissed off their mvp. How do you think pissing off your mvp resonates with the rest of the team? It would be a very atlanta thing to do though, piss in ryan and julios faces, the two guys that have made this inept franchise relevant the past decade plus. Because taking a qb at 4 is doing exactly that. Pissing right in their face and I would hope both would demand a trade.

 

Yep, did the pats draft Brady's heir, the saints Breesus heir, no they didn't. They kept building these teams to be competitive for their franchise QBs, instead of DRAFTING A GUY TO SIT FOR A COUPLE OF SEASON. 

Okay, point counterpoint, there will be the GB and Aaron Rodgers crowd, and the KC and Mahomes crowd that will chime in. 

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I think the Falcons should draft the baby at #4 and let it learn behind Matt for 17 years. Probably has a noodle arm right now but the projected arm strength could be good. Wait, who am I kidding. What will this baby put up in the 40? That's all that matters. If it's sub 4.5 pull the trigger and draft the baby. 

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I don't think there is any other reason but circumstances.  Money, cap, thin depth, holes in the team, an established QB in place, and a team that has immense issues fielding a defense that can't stop much more than a bloody nose.  That's why QB, at four, is a luxury.  

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43 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Yep, did the pats draft Brady's heir, the saints Breesus heir, no they didn't. They kept building these teams to be competitive for their franchise QBs, instead of DRAFTING A GUY TO SIT FOR A COUPLE OF SEASON. 

Okay, point counterpoint, there will be the GB and Aaron Rodgers crowd, and the KC and Mahomes crowd that will chime in. 

they did lol the pats took jimmy g and they took brissett

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45 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Yep, did the pats draft Brady's heir, the saints Breesus heir, no they didn't. They kept building these teams to be competitive for their franchise QBs, instead of DRAFTING A GUY TO SIT FOR A COUPLE OF SEASON. 

Okay, point counterpoint, there will be the GB and Aaron Rodgers crowd, and the KC and Mahomes crowd that will chime in. 

plus dont the saints look foolish right now having to lean on a QB that a team just dropped and picked up another QB and won the SB now the saints have no true back up plan cuz they will still be competitive enough to not get a top pick and have to trade the future to grab a qb 

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