Gerry--I disagree for a simple reason: I think the chances of them taking a QB next season (assuming the draft will be as good as everyone says it will be on the qb front) in the first round are close to 100 percent.
I think the obvious takeaway from the trades is that they know that they'll be in a dogfight to move up, and they decided to accumulate ammo in the form of high picks.
Whaley was fired, but he is friendly with the Pegulas. When he left, he said his big regret was never getting a blue chip qb becuae that's the only thing that can really turn things around. I am sure he told this to them on his way out, and I am pretty sure the message sunk in.
Tyrod is a bridge qb. If he has a good season, all the better - they'll be able to trade him for a second rounder.
Edited by dave mcbride, 20 August 2017 - 08:15 AM.