- Feb 10, 2015
If he was so good he could have gotten a starting qb job somewhere at the beginning of the year. He didn’t and the best offer he got was 5 mil to the jets who flipped his contract for a third round pick. Trust me if he was that good in preseason or in individual workouts someone would have offered him more and a starting gig. At the trade deadline he wasn’t traded because the saints were stupid for giving up a 3rd and they would have had to gotten at least a 3rd back to save face. No one was stupid enough to give the saints a 3rd which proves my point. No one knows if he will be any good or if his knee can hold up.
I also thought the fact that Bridgewater is familiar with Shurmur's system would reduce the learning curve.
Obviously if I could get him for less I'd do it, but unfortunately the Giants aren't in position to draft a QB (if there were any available and trading up for Herbert seems like a mistake.) Bridgewater is the cream of this FA QB crop. Unfortunately that puts leverage in Bridgewater's camp.