Is Getting The Quarterback Priority Number One This Offseason?

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  1. SF Dolphin Fan

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    Now that both Haskins and Murray have entered the NFL draft the talent level at quarterback has become more intriguing.

    While the draft is loaded on the defensive line and still sketchy at quarterback, is getting that position this offseason job number one?

    Before those two declared I was more in the "load up on defense" mind frame. Maybe wait until 2020 to draft the qb of the future. That could still be an option.

    Haskins and Murray both strike me as potential top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL. Both, or neither could reach those heights of course.

    As a fan, there's a lot of things I don't know that scouts will pour over. How tough is the guy, how committed to football, team oriented, intangibles. And those are important. Tom Brady works his butt off and is one of the most driven players according to coaches. That has helped him improve over the years. Remember, he wasn't seen as much of a prospect.

    Anyway, besides those two I don't have strong convictions on the other quarterbacks. There are some I'd take a chance on, but not in round one.

    Jones, Lock and Grier are all guys I would pass on in the first. All have some things I like about their game. Lock has real arm talent and didn't play on a loaded team which probably accounted for some of his inconsistencies. Jones is a nice athlete and fairly accurate. I question his arm strength and he's had some injuries. Grier looks for the big play, a gunslinger mentality. Easton Stick, who CK has mentioned in the draft forum, is an intriguing player. His athletic ability looks like Mitch Trubisky. Hard to judge with the level of competition in Division II, though.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. J. David Wannyheimer

    J. David Wannyheimer None of my business. Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I think the #1 priority is getting the right head coach, followed by coming up with a strong plan for rebuilding the roster.

    If the right quarterback can't be drafted this season, you stockpile draft ammunition and try to get him next season.
     
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    Trade down for picks next year. We will need them. Grab a QB in rounds 2 or 3 to compete with a vet this year. Draft d line and o line this year.
     
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    Jesus christ, can we please build a line first.
     
  5. Daytona Fin

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    I would make it a #1 priority. Got two years to decide if he is the guy or not. If so great, if not bring in the scabs for a genuine tank job and try it again.
     
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    I see getting ANOTHER QB to throw in the mix as a priority, but not necessarily getting THE QB.
     
  7. AgentXof12

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    Goodness, no. If the right QB isn't available, and he probably isn't at least not to us, then don't even try to address the position. IMO, we have a couple of hard seasons ahead because neither HC nor QB is probably getting solved this offseason. The best we can hope for is to make good trades and begin to build the roster up from the bottom up through stockpiling draft picks and trading down/back. They should be strategic with their picks and trades and focus on building up picks for 2020.
     
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    I totally agree.
     
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    They've been doing that for a decade+. Let's get a QB who understands pre-snap adjustments and can improvise.
     
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    The only problem is having to give up picks. If they could retain that 2021 first rounder I’m all for it. Trevor Lawrence would be well worth a couple MORE ****ty years.
     
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    I can't remember what the Jets gave up last year to move up but I think they lost a second round pick along with the swap. They traded Bridgewater so they did get a little bit of redemption. I'm sure we could weasel our way up. That's one thing Ireland had a knack for, replacing lost picks. Unfortunately the choices we made were his undoing.
     
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    Most rookie QB's don't do so well their first season. So even if we waited for Trevor Lawrence, his first year wouldn't be amazing. Are we really waiting 4 years to be a contender? Draft a QB early in this draft, the guy has 2 years to prove himself which is more than enough time. If not good by 2021, trade away everything to get Lawrence.
     
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    I have to say that the opening day o-line that Gase put out there was pretty decent. Tunsil, Sitton, Kilgore, Davis and James. They had one game together. The problem was the depth was paper thin. It was like a perfect storm. Tunsil and Sitton were going to anchor the left side. They had no answer for Sitton going down, then Kilgore and on and on. Only Davis played in every game, that's nuts. We have to forget about high priced free agents that don't last. We need to probably keep James, and Tunsil is our future at LT so we need to build the interior of the line. I doubt the new mind set would allow for Sitton to return. Has anybody heard any updates as to Sitton's health or future with the team.
     
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    Personally, I would draft according to my draft board next year. The team is rebuilding so I wouldn't make unnecessary trades to get a certain position. As it pertains to the QB position I would look for the back-up in this draft and target the following year to look for a starter, meaning this year if a qb that you like is available day 2 take him. This team isn't x away from a superbowl so no need to lose draft picks on a certain player/position. Best player available in my opinion regardless of the position.
     
  15. VBCheeseGrater

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    This. Dont settle at QB just so its this year. Placeholders only until the real deal is available.
     

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