Please. There's no way to discount Wilson's final year, at Wisconsin, which was capped by a phenomenal game in the Rose Bowl. Trubisky's thin body of work, which came against generally mediocre opponents, is definitely a concern: 6-5 against Division 1 opponents.
It isn't Trubisky's record.
It is his team's record.
This either or argument makes no sense. Why can't we draft high for a QB (like Mitch if he's a fit) AND keep Tyrod?
Because at two years for $40.5 mill guaranteed, Tyrod would be the most expensive bridge QB in the history of the NFL and by a huge margin.
If you keep Tyrod, it should be because you believe in him as a potential franchise QB. If he stays here for five years and becomes a franchise QB, he will be a great bargain at $18 mill per year. I don't see that happening, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility.
But if he is only a bridge QB for two years, $20 mill per year is outrageous and you'll be hurting the chances of the future team's overall success by spending that money. If you want a bridge QB, bring in a cheap one. Doesn't matter if he isn't as good, as a few extra losses the next couple of years would only help us draft better anyway. And it should ideally be a guy who could then act as a mentor / 2nd QB coach for the young draftee, a guy in his thirties who's done bridge jobs before.
Edited by Thurman#1, 21 February 2017 - 03:26 AM.