Originally posted by MISTER CHESS
Well put. It is a good move in the NFL of today when you can Draft a first round talent at QB, stock up on top talent at wide reciever and running backs are seemingly abundant enough to snatch one late in the draft or, failing that, acquire one in free agency.
However, there are a few things you are forgetting here.
First, the pick the Browns spent of Richardson was much higher than the
pick they will receive in return for him.
Second, the Browns already paid the signing bonus to Richardson, so the
Colts get him at a discount.
Third, there are no guarantees on ANY of the QB's listed being a "franchise" QB.
Including Manziel (if and when he comes out this year).
I personally think Manziel will be the next Tebow. A guy destined to play a
new position if he wants to play on Sundays.
This was a win-win for the Colts because they fill a need.
It is a win-win for Richardson because he gets out of Cleveland and goes
to a team competing for the playoffs.
However, for Cleveland, I see it as a losing proposition unless they end up
getting very lucky in the draft. Granted, with that many high picks, you
would think the odds favor them not totally screwing it up.