Originally Posted by vidae
How do you know he's a future starter? Please don't tell me because he was drafted.
We haven't seen anything out of Stanzi. He hasn't played a down of regular season football. I don't care how highly he was regarded in college.. if we have the opportunity to draft a franchise QB, you TAKE IT, even if you have a former mid round pick QB on your roster.
If you don't have a franchise QB, you don't pass on one. Period.
I agree whole-heartedly about that, but IMO Luck, Barkely and RG3 (ok and Nick Foles IMO) are the only "franchise QB's" to come out and I don't think we are going to be in any position to take one.
Based on what I've seen from Jones and Tannehill, I think Stanzi has a better skillset and experience for our system. I think Pioli holds Stanzi in high regards and will give him the shot to be the starter one day because he believes he has the tools.
If there is a franchise caliber QB and you don't have one, then yes you draft one, but I think the only QB that we can think of that's franchise caliber and will be there would be Foles. I guarantee Luck, Barkely and RG3 will be gone by the team we get to the podium.