Hey I know it is WAY EARLY...but just some what if's here. Lets say Stafford goes on IR and needs surgery. Lets say that with him out and Hill not looking like returning soon we finish with 3 wins. We would most likely be in the top 5 picks. Or even say Stafford misses the next 3 games or so and like I said we finsih with 3 wins and Stafford is able to look good and finish the season on what seems to be healthy. Would any of you think that Stafford, for the right price would be worth trading away with the QB's that will be comming out this year and us having a top 5 pick. Could even be a draft day trade to ensure we get teh QB we want. So say for example the Raiders have to many wins to get the QB they want. We trade Stafford for this years 1st and 3rd round picks as well as next years 1st rounder. Take someone like Luck with our 5th overall pick and then we have multiple draft picks to work with this year and next.
1.) I would say, for the right price then yes. Bottom line to me, is even if he comes back healthy and never becomes injured after this injury. He will more then likely have a shorter career due to hurting both shoulders and knee twice.
2.) Also we would get the new QB for a cheeper price at say 5th overall.
3.) I have not looked to hard at the QBs this year since we have Stafford but if Mayhew and Schwartz see a QB at # 5 that is just as good as Stafford and maybe even better.
I guess the question I have is if the 3 above things were possible, would you be O.K. with the idea of making a trade at QB.
I am not trying to jump on the whole, Stafford is injury prone thing. Just moving forward I think the length of his career will for sure be shortened and I don't want a really good QB for 8 years. I am sure some will say having what is a good QB when healthy for 8 years is better then an unknow in a draft. Just realize, if Stafford gets healthy for this year and we suddenly have a playoff team or even say Super Bowl caliber team and Stafford goes down again...we will not be in a position to draft as high more then likely so this is more or less just a kick the tires idea. I see alot of people think he is injury prone and want to see what everyones thoughts actually are. Regaurdless, get well soon Staff. we need you.