The 49ers also made it clear that they are running with the three QBs they currently have. If they didn't want Brady in 2020 the chances of them getting Rodgers looks remote.
The concept of Rodgers helping the 49ers at this point seems like an April Fools joke.
I didn't see Brady going to the 49ers. But the Raiders, or Dolphins, yes. We even talked about it here. When he was done in NE, both of those teams made some sense. We now know the Dolphins were so interested there was talk of future part ownership, before sticking with Fitz and tanking for Tua. We also know that Mark Davis was all set to sign Brady and Gronk, and Dana White of the UFC was "hosting" it, when Jon Gruden pulled the plug on that idea, instead drafted Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette with his top picks, the Raiders finishing a disappointing 8-8. Chicago, Tennessee, and SF were also possibilities at the time. In retrospect, all were foolish for thinking Tom was over the hill. Won a SB for Tampa, and played fantastic in it. His stats were even still quite good last year.
Another one I still hear time to time is about how Detroit could trade up, or draft a QB if one of the big four drop to them, to get their "upgrade" or "QB of the future". It's like these experts didn't watch a single Lions game this year, or don't bother even glancing at stats, or they would know Goff is coming off a stellar year, he's just 28, made the pro bowl, and arguably the best QB in the NFL the last six weeks of the season. You really think drafting someone like Will Levis or Richardson is going to be an "upgrade" over Goff??? I'm not even sure CJ Stroud, who I think is the one QB in this draft, would be a legit upgrade over time. Maybe. But why on earth would the Lions take that risk?
Mahomes contract is somewhat unique (link)
. He'll make $40m this year, and $37 the next, that's it. It's not until 2030 that he finally crests the $50m per year mark. The total value has a small amount guaranteed in that it came in a signing bonus. However, the way it's written, it has a rolling year to year feature so that basically if he's in a Chiefs uniform on week 1 of any given year, that year's pay is fully guaranteed. It's a pretty smart contract for both Mahomes, and the Chiefs. He gets plenty of money, but it doesn't break the bank for the Chiefs. Plus, if something goes terribly wrong, he gets a career ending injury, demands a trade, or just wants to retire, they can just finish the year, and reset without a major headache.
The Colts are supposed to be interested in Lamar now. After the Wentz/Ryan/Andrew Luck disasters nothing would surprise me.
Seems like the exact opposite of what they recently implied they were going to do, but hell, who knows? Giving up two first round picks for Lamar, AND paying him the 4-5 year $45 mil with at least $40m of that guaranteed, like he wants, seems nuts to me. But the Colts, at least Jim Irsay, has made bold moves in the past, and now that he's getting older, just like Stephen Ross in Miami, perhaps the Johnsons in NYJ, and Al Davis did before he passed away (and I think senile his last few years), increasingly rash decisions are made in the hopes of making one last championship before they pass away.
As for the Jets their QB strike rate is about as good as Denver's .
I think the real problem was Elway. He made one very smart move: signing Peyton Manning. But let's credit Manning for those wins in Denver. A lot of people were wondering how his neck was, and if his arm strength was fading, but he did fine. Even in his last year when his arm was about shot, he still found open guys all the time and won a Super Bowl. That was Manning, not Elway. All of Elway's other decisions were simply bad. One bad draft pick after another at QB. One bad coaching move after another.