Assuming an almost 33 year old Eli would even be available on the trade block, can he be looked at in any other scope that isn't seen as a premier 'stop-gap' player until that team drafts their long term answer at the QB position? Signing a QB like Eli out of FA is one thing if you have the cap room and/or roster that is ready to win now but trying to acquire a player like him without hurting your future roster too much is tricky business. You can't expect many opposing teams to invest so many draft picks into someone that has displayed a good deal of uncertainty these last two seasons. It's much safer to just pick up the hottest option (the most "talented") off the QB scrap heap from FA, pair that player with a freshly drafted QB, and let the two compete.
Because of all of the effort and examination being poured into these predictions, the draft is a robust market that, in the aggregate, does a good job of sorting prospects from top to bottom.1 Yet despite so many people trying to “beat the market,” no single actor can do it consistently. Abnormal returns are likely due to luck, not skill. But that hasn’t stopped NFL executives from behaving with the confidence of traders.
Edit: Speaking of late round OL talent, guess who is doing well now that they are off the Giants?
Last edited by TheEnigma; 12-07-2013 at 07:34 PM.
No one trades a starting QB....EVER.....
Only reason San Fran traded Montana was because they had Steve Young. There is no Steve young on our roster or in the draft