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For those using Brees at 39 as an example.....

sxdxca : 3/12/2018 9:48 pm
of why not to draft a star franchise QB.

The Saints are looking for Brees replacement.

They are very interested in Mayfield. They've had several long talks with him. Met him several times at the Combine , seeing if he can learn the west coast offense.

Brees himself has said he is at the end of his career. He's 39 , the Saints want Brees to groom his replacement before he retires.

New Orleans has a HOF QB , and is still planning for there future , why not us?

Something to think about with Eli Manning.

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Saints draft at 27  
mrvax : 3/12/2018 9:55 pm : link
Mayfield probably goes top 10. That's a hella distance to move to get a "franchise" QB.
So same should be said for the Steelers and the chargers  
George from PA : 3/12/2018 9:56 pm : link
I can see the argument.....but Eli is two years younger and NO will be resigning Brees....not replacing him in the short term
RE: Saints draft at 27  
sxdxca : 3/12/2018 10:01 pm : link
In comment 13860796 mrvax said:
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Mayfield probably goes top 10. That's a hella distance to move to get a "franchise" QB.


Yeah I think there willing to trade up to get him , if he falls far enough.

I think the chiefs did something similar a few years ago right? am I wrong?
RE: So same should be said for the Steelers and the chargers  
sxdxca : 3/12/2018 10:03 pm : link
In comment 13860797 George from PA said:
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I can see the argument.....but Eli is two years younger and NO will be resigning Brees....not replacing him in the short term


No I believe the Saints want to do both. They want to resign Brees for a few years , and then during that time get the replacement , and have him groom him. They want both
Saints fans may  
mrvax : 3/12/2018 10:03 pm : link
have to go back to wearing those bags on their heads like the NYG fans to get close enough to replace Brees.
Brees Also Has Had A Major Surgery  
Trainmaster : 3/12/2018 10:17 pm : link
(albeit a long time ago) and missed a full season.

The Giants need a plan in place for Eli's eventual replacement. That doesn't necessarily have to involve drafting a QB in the first round in 2018.
just keep beating the same  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 3/12/2018 10:21 pm : link
drum
Wanting Mayfield and getting Mayfield are not the same  
George from PA : 3/12/2018 10:47 pm : link
Signing Brees.....for 2 years will not be happening either.....as someone will pay 3 if not 4 years.

So, I am not sure what your is the point?

Get the QB at 2.....I suspect the Giants will do their due diligence.....Darnold, Rosen or Allen...not sure Mayfield is in consideration but all will be looked over.

Barkley will also be an option

As well as one or two trade downs
The problem with grooming QBs  
NYG07 : 3/12/2018 11:03 pm : link
These days is you lose years of by far the biggest advantage of playing them with their dirt cheap salary.

The Seahawks are tearing their team apart now. Then look at the Rams who are building a great team. They have a small window to go all in to win until Donald, Gurley and Goff eat up a 3rd of their cap space, and their team fades into mediocrity.

This is the reality of the NFL today. A shit load of top heavy teams that have zero depth because salaries have sky rocketed, regardless of the cap increases.

I keep hearing people say well just keep Eli for 2 more years then let Webb take over. Webb would be on the last year of his rookie contract at that point. So what if he has a mediocre Blake Bortles like season and commands $30M a season?

RE: So same should be said for the Steelers and the chargers  
gtt350 : 3/12/2018 11:04 pm : link
In comment 13860797 George from PA said:
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I can see the argument.....but Eli is two years younger and NO will be resigning Brees....not replacing him in the short term


Eli might be two years young but has been playing like he's 2 year's older
Well, the Saints have a HoF QB...  
bw in dc : 3/12/2018 11:16 pm : link
to groom a successor. We don't. ;)
Brees back to NO  
BigBlue4You09 : 3/12/2018 11:17 pm : link
2/48
Eli when protected has played by well  
George from PA : 3/13/2018 3:34 am : link
He needs an OL....that creates holes in the running game, so play action works and allows Eli a little time in the pocket

Why reese is no longer here

Brees signing for 2 years for 48 million seems like a no brainer.
RE: The problem with grooming QBs  
RetroJint : 3/13/2018 4:47 am : link
In comment 13860869 NYG07 said:
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These days is you lose years of by far the biggest advantage of playing them with their dirt cheap salary.

The Seahawks are tearing their team apart now. Then look at the Rams who are building a great team. They have a small window to go all in to win until Donald, Gurley and Goff eat up a 3rd of their cap space, and their team fades into mediocrity.

This is the reality of the NFL today. A shit load of top heavy teams that have zero depth because salaries have sky rocketed, regardless of the cap increases.

I keep hearing people say well just keep Eli for 2 more years then let Webb take over. Webb would be on the last year of his rookie contract at that point. So what if he has a mediocre Blake Bortles like season and commands $30M a season?


Gettleman completely contradicts you when he says that teams are keeping their best players, who never reach the open market .
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