Josh Hermsmeyer wrote:
Among active QBs, Brisset ranks in the bottom 10 percent in completion percentage over expected. His poor performance is exacerbated by the fact that Brissett also doesn’t attack downfield as often as Luck did.
There’s really no sugar-coating the Colts’ 2019 prospects. Ballard’s options are unpalatable but clear: Try to win now with the team he’s assembled and risk being trapped in a purgatory of mediocrity while the cheap talent ages out of their early contracts, or front-load the pain and tank this season in an attempt to secure a high pick in what looks to be a promising quarterback draft class.
Tanking for Tua?
Is most of that data based on the 4-11 season? Because that isn't great frame of reference. That's like using the Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly years as the baseline for Kaepernick. Or focusing entirely on Kirk Cousins' "record against winning teams" without examining the teams he was/is on. Most QBs have bad stats when their teams are bad.
Still, I see the dilemma. My hope is that we drafted/acquired enough talent that we have trade options if we need to. I wouldn't shoot for #1 overall (thatsbait.gif), but we might have a good enough system to draft and develop someone (or trade and develop someone else's first round QB).
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/274 ... iler-visit
Field Yates wrote:
The Indianapolis Colts had free-agent quarterback Brock Osweiler in for a visit Tuesday. The Colts are looking for a veteran backup quarterback to play behind starter Jacoby Brissett following the surprising retirement of Andrew Luck.
Or maybe this guy? I still think Elway should have kept him in Denver with a large humble pie, but that's a different discussion. He wouldn't be a bad option as a backup, or even as a "compete for the job" guy.
EDIT and PS: The NFL 2019 thread will get updated tomorrow with Week 1 schedule, since there are ~30 more teams worth talking about.
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.