This one doesn't bother me as much as the Whitehurst deal. Wheras C.W. is essentially a 28-year old developmental prospect and cost us a third-rounder, trading away Josh Wilson means we gave up a guy who, in four years, was basically a nickel back and rotational starter. In Walter Thurmond we've got a guy who is already (per the coaches) a solid nickel guy and potential starter. I don't have a problem with a team trading away fairly mediocre role players and allowing young talent an opportunity to show what they can do.
On the other hand, I am still mildly annoyed about the Whitehurst trade. If he can stick around for, say, 6 years and in that span be a quality backup QB, I think there's some value in that. I think a lot of teams would gladly give up a third-rounder for a guy who can be a somewhat dependable insurance policy for the starter. But If the intention here is to take a guy who's already nearing 30 and saying, "We want to give this guy a couple years and see if he can become our starter down the line," I don't like the trade, period, because forget the draft pick- you're putting an investment of *years* into an unproven guy who might, best case, start for 6-8 years instead of drafting a 22-year who could conceivably give you 12-15.
Last edited by Caulibflower : 08-31-2010 at 08:45 PM.