What's up BBV. Now I want to just get to the point real quick. There is a growing segment of us that want to invest in a QB in this next offseason with some impact capital. Impact capital being a top 100 pick, or trading of a top 100 for a back up QB that is only looking decent because of his talent and scheme.
Now I get it. QB is the most important position on the field, and I'm the first to say that if you need a QB, then every other position is secondary, be it OL, Pass rusher, WR, or kicker. QB comes first.
But with that said, we have to be honest with ourselves. What if the market doesn't have a solution for us? Do we force a pick? We did that with Daniel Jones, and look where we are. So now you want to force it again and go after Kenny Pickett in the draft with a top 10 pick or trade for Tyler Huntley and give up a 2nd or 3rd for him? Let's just kill the trading for Huntley noise. He's not that good, and for as bad as people feel DJ is, Huntley would look like Glennon with us. As for Pickett, and the incoming QB class, I'm not a fan of Pickett right now. I'm also not really in favor of investing anymore then a 4th round pick in this upcoming draft right now. Maybe my feelings change when I really dig in, and can "compare notes" with others in the BBV draft sphere. But right now, I'm not feeling it. I'm intrigued by a few guys, but I'm not at a point where I'm ready to press for anyone over building the overall team. Not when I can use that 1st round pick on a OL player, or on a trade down to acquire draft assets in 2023.
Now let's talk 2023, that is when imo, we should be looking at QB. There will be a very nice class of talent with guys like Bryce Young and CJ Stroud headlining the group currently. I say the move is to trade down from one of our top 10 picks, collect a 2023 1st rounder as the main compensation piece, and stack as much 2023 draft capital as possible while using picks this year to build up the roster. We can go 5th overall and draft Ikem Ekwonu, trade down and take either Tyler Linderbaum or David Ojabo for OL or EDGE. Now we're building up the team with long term pieces that will be integral to our success, while positioning ourselves for a top flight QB prospect.
I think the plan is pretty clear people. It may mean another year of DJ, but that's fine. I find it unlikely we really compete next year anyway. 2023 is a realistic target for that goal, so let's lay the groundwork.
Now before I let you go, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention two big elephants in the room. Russell Wilson, and Deshaun Watson. Two star top 5 QBs, both instant upgrades for us, and would give us the best QB in the division, and one of the best in the league. I've been keeping tabs on Watson, and it sounds like by this time next month, his legal issues will resolve in a way where he can move on with his life and play football. That's huge. Wilson apparently would waive his NTC to play for us. I'll start with Russ, I'm not interested. Mainly because of his age and cost. His cap is insane, he's 34, and he would cost quite a few picks. It's a no from me. Now Watson is a little different. He is still going to be pricey, but he's 26, and signed through 2025 already. He has real longevity, and would be worth the price imo if we can swing it.
Other then a trade for Watson however, I don't see a move that makes sense at QB aside from maybe signing a vet if one could be had on a reasonable deal.