A good thing you did, because I'd like to see a link to any post that states Fitz is the "only reason" this team sucks. The offense ranking high could have something to do with the fact we have a pretty damn good backfield. As always, stats are misleading.
But as you state, even with a solid defense, we finish no better than 9 - 7. That isn't good enough. If that's where you max out WITH a good defense, then why keep the guy? Cut him, get his cap # off the books for 2014 and move on. If TJax "leads" us to 2 - 14 or 3 - 13, is that really the worse thing to happen? I'd honestly take it over 6 - 10. I'd prefer 11 - 5 or better, but as you state, Fitz won't get us there. Ever.
I don't agree. There's nothing that prevents us from trying to get as many wins as possible this upcoming season while also drafting/developing a QB this year or next.
You play to win ever season and let the chips fall where they may.
My ideal scenario:
Keep Fitz, draft a QB in first 3 rounds. Let Fitz/TJax/rookie compete and let best one win. If rookie doesn't win the job for Week 1, then start either Fitz/Tjax. If we start off say 5-2, keep going with the veteran. We start off 1-5, switch to the rookie if ready.
The team has more upside with Fitz than without Fitz - at least for next season. (IMO).
Edited by bobobonators, 11 March 2013 - 10:43 AM.