https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/ ... p.amp.htmlThe Quarterback Trap is part Catch-22, part carnivorous plant, part kindergarten finger puzzle. Its mechanisms are simple. NFL teams cannot maintain success without excellent quarterback play. But excellent quarterback play is usually so expensive that it prevents NFL teams from maintaining success.
So far, teams have discovered only two reliable escape routes from the Quarterback Trap:
1. Win before your quarterback becomes expensive, ideally while he's still under his rookie contract.
2. Employ Tom Brady.
It just seems to me that, basically what people are saying is...to win, you need more value from the QB than you are paying them. So constantly dishing out max money for a QB won't do that...I'm putting my Packers in there. Because at that point you are telling the QB, you gotta do more to make up for how deficient we are in other areas because of your contract.
There is a reason that NE has been so successful for so long. Because Brady isn't demanding to be paid at the top of the range all the time. Because of that (and Bill) they aren't constantly forced to make decisions about studs they have and paying them. Bill does what he does from a value standpoint, but they aren't facing the Vikings situation with Rudolph. Or Seattle with Frank Clark. Speaking of Frank Clark, KC did that because of their faith in Mahomes on his rookie contract.
This video feels like Chris Collinsworth talking logic and everyone else at PFF just arguing with him. Even when he asks about the middle pack of QBs being dead, it didn't shift the logic. They just said Stafford et al. shouldn't be paid at the level they are currently. However, if Stafford et al. didn't make what they do, then the upper level of QBs wouldn't be what they are... thus bringing the whole pay scale down. To that end, when Stafford is up for a contract and Rodgers is the highest paid, why don't the Lions' say, "You're not Rodgers." Steve makes the point later on in the video about the NFL just paying "the next guy up." Which, I'm just thinking It can't be the top guy making $40million and the #8 guy making $8million.
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