Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Did the Chargers make a mistake in letting Drew Brees go?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Did the Chargers make a mistake in letting Drew Brees go?

    I think they definitely did. Rivers could have been traded for a 1st and 2nd rounder for sure.


    Imagine the Chargers with 2 more impact rookies on there team... that would be a dynasty in the making.


    Im not sold on the Rivers hype.... He completely collapsed in the last part of the season, whether the media and ESPN decide that they want to report it or not...

    And Drew Brees is only 2.5 years older then Rivers

  • portermvp84
    replied
    They didn't make a mistake, they went 14-2 with Rivers. It was either trade Rivers which they inveseted alot in him. Thye made a good decsion.

    Leave a comment:


  • Space Ghost
    replied
    No they made a mistake in trading Eli for Rivers instead of Larry Fitzgerald :D

    Leave a comment:


  • Star Wideout
    replied
    Hindsight is 20/20, you have to take into account Brees was coming off of a serious shoulder injury, and some people thought he might not ever have been the same QB again.

    soI can understand why they let him walk with no compensation.

    Leave a comment:


  • yourfavestoner
    replied
    Originally posted by sdpads24
    Chargers record in 2005 with Brees=9-7, 2006 record with Phillip Rivers=14-2
    That can be attributed to the fact that the Chargers had a much tougher schedule last year (it might have even been the toughest in the league).

    Leave a comment:


  • WinslowEdwards19
    replied
    Obviously not, they went 14-2, and they did draft Phillip Rivers for a reason.

    Leave a comment:


  • ks_perfection
    replied
    I don't think they made a mistake. They drafted a guy to be their franchise QB and thats what they truly made him by releasing Brees. And its not like Rivers hasn't been successful this year, and with Brees injuring his throwing shoulder it was a better move to go with the future instead of risk it all on a healing shoulder which could have gone either way. And they couldn't have gotten a first and second rounder, this is real life, not Madden.
    So Brees shoulder was a risk but starting a rookie QB isn't? Lots of young QBs become busts, teh chargers couldn't be sure that Rivers wouldn't fall under that category. Thats why I have always beleived it was better to keep Brees than Rivers, just a bigger risk.

    Leave a comment:


  • umphrey
    replied
    Brees is a top 3 QB IMO and young. I don't see how getting rid of that kind of player can be considered anything but a mistake.

    At the time, it wasn't a bad move, they had to pick. In retrospect, it is a different story.

    Leave a comment:


  • Twiddler
    replied
    I don't think they made a mistake. They drafted a guy to be their franchise QB and thats what they truly made him by releasing Brees. And its not like Rivers hasn't been successful this year, and with Brees injuring his throwing shoulder it was a better move to go with the future instead of risk it all on a healing shoulder which could have gone either way. And they couldn't have gotten a first and second rounder, this is real life, not Madden.

    Leave a comment:


  • zdh87
    replied
    Originally posted by DMWSackMachine
    The facts of this situation are this: they let a above-average, maybe even franchise caliber starting QB go without compensation. That alone is enough to qualify as a "mistake".

    Now, does that mean that they should have given him a huge contract and let Rivers languish on the bench? No, of course not. They should have franchised Brees for this year, then tried their asses off to trade him. If nothing else, you could have gotten at least a 3rd for him. AT LEAST. Even if you have to franchise him, bench him for the year and start Rivers, you do it. Quality QBs are just too damn hard to find to let a young, in-his-prime one walk away for nothing. In that respect, yes they made a mistake.

    Now, will it cost them big time? No. Would they be better off with Brees than Rivers? I doubt it. Still, they really dropped the ball on this one. I hope they enjoy all that money they saved.

    they will enjoy it because they will be able to resign Michael Turner and have some cap room to play with instead of a large portion of the cap AGAIN being taken up in one position.

    Leave a comment:


  • sdpads24
    replied
    Chargers record in 2005 with Brees=9-7, 2006 record with Phillip Rivers=14-2

    Leave a comment:


  • yourfavestoner
    replied
    Originally posted by DMWSackMachine
    The facts of this situation are this: they let a above-average, maybe even franchise caliber starting QB go without compensation. That alone is enough to qualify as a "mistake".

    Now, does that mean that they should have given him a huge contract and let Rivers languish on the bench? No, of course not. They should have franchised Brees for this year, then tried their asses off to trade him. If nothing else, you could have gotten at least a 3rd for him. AT LEAST. Even if you have to franchise him, bench him for the year and start Rivers, you do it. Quality QBs are just too damn hard to find to let a young, in-his-prime one walk away for nothing. In that respect, yes they made a mistake.

    Now, will it cost them big time? No. Would they be better off with Brees than Rivers? I doubt it. Still, they really dropped the ball on this one. I hope they enjoy all that money they saved.
    See, I agree with this. I also agree with the other poster who said that the biggest mistake they made was playing Brees in a meaningless game, in which he ended up sustaining an injury that completely took away his value.

    Leave a comment:


  • throwback54milkman
    replied
    Rivers showed his inexperience in that 3 yrd. pass to Gates in the last 2 minutes of the game. However, he'll get better.

    Leave a comment:


  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    Re: Did the Chargers make a mistake in letting Drew Brees go

    Originally posted by GiantRutgersFan


    why? he was the #4 pick in a strong draft class and did nothing to make his stock decrease.


    Someone would have given up a first and second round pick for him.
    No. He had as much starting experience as a rookie would have, and had proven about the same amount. Why would a team trade away the chance to draft a franchise QB for someone that is 2-3 years older, and done the same amount in the Pros? They could have gotten as high as a mid first for him, if they were lucky. Definitely not a first and a second.

    Leave a comment:


  • alca1992
    replied
    Originally posted by cardsalltheway
    I'm now convinced that you're 80Giants10.
    yea me too does anybody know when 80giants was banned

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X

Debug Information