J. Kapp 11 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:54 pm
StumpHunter wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Let me ask you something. If Trubisky went down before the 2019 season with a possible career ending injury, the Bears had a 1st round pick next season and they decided to give it up to LA for Blake Bortles, would you consider that a good trade, or one born out of desperation that was destined to fail?
That is pretty much the context of the trade we made, and when you look at it as an outsider instead of a fan of the team that made the trade, it looks pretty bad in that context.
Look, I never said it was a good trade. History has shown us that it wasn't, but not because Bradford played poorly. I still remember Sean McDonough's "Bradford can't miss" call in the third quarter of our season-opening rout of the Saints in 2017. It was one of the most amazing displays of spinning a football I can remember. I also remember Dalvin Cook rushing for 127 yards and wondering who in the world was going to stop our offense. Unfortunately, that's when Bradford reverted to his alter ego, Sam Glassford.
All I'm saying is that I understood the trade at the time. It was a gamble that didn't pay off. And hey, if you were singing that "impending disaster" tune when the Vikings were 5-0, or when Bradford was racking up 346 yards and a 143 passer rating against the Saints, then congratulations ... you're far more of a Nostradamus than I am. Still, I'll politely disagree with your position that any reasonable person could see from the beginning that it was a certain disaster.
And for the record, I'm not sure Mitchell Trubisky is an upgrade over Blake Bortles. And neither would be mistaken for a healthy Sam Bradford (a rare occurrence, I'll admit), who had as much arm talent as anyone in the game. Bradford, it could be argued, was an upgrade over Teddy Bridgewater.
Now you have gone and done it.
You tell me which QB is the better QB:
QB A: 81 passer rating, 3.4 TD %, 2.3 INT %, 60.1 Comp %, 6.45 YPA and a 25-37 W-L record with 0 playoff appearances.
QB B: 85.8 passer rating, 3.8 TD %, 2.3 INT %, 63.4 Comp %, 6.7 YPA and a 23-18 W-L record with 1 playoff loss.
QB C: 81 passer rating, 3.9 TD %, 2.8 INT %, 59.3 Comp %, 6.7 YPA and a 24-49 W-L record with 2-1 in the playoffs.
QB D: 84.9 passer rating, 4.0 TD %, 2.4 INT %, 61.8 Comp %, 6.8 YPA and a 17-18 W-L 0 playoff appearances.
Now, QB D is the best QB statistically by a small margin over QB B, QB B has the best record and QB C showed the most promise in the playoffs.
QB A is the worst statistically, managed to never make the playoffs in despite 5 seasons of starting, had a horrible W-L record and are the stats for the QB we gave up a 1st round pick for at the time of the trade.
QB D is the guy who we couldn't possibly go a full season with as a starter.
QB B and C are Trubisky and Bortles.
That isn't hyperbole, that is cold hard facts. We traded a 1st for a guy who you can't really give a good argument for being better than Blake Bortles...or our backup that season for that matter.
Wins, stats, potential, nothing really there to argue for Bradford being the best of that group. That is fricken sad.