It’s been stated time and time again that this year’s class of quarterbacks in the NFL draft don’t offer any obvious “game changers” or “can’t miss” prospects.
In fact most teams that are in need of a quarterback (New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, etc) shouldn’t be too excited about this year’s crop of signal callers.
Along with many draft experts and analysts sharing the opinion that this year’s draft offers no immediate solution to any given team’s need at quarterback, is Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.
Dorsey, in an interview with MMQB, was asked if he believed that any of the draft’s quarterback prospects were NFL ready.
“Me personally? … No,” Dorsey said.
NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock was also highly critical of this year’s quarterbacks saying that none of them would merit a top-10 draft selection.
“Are there any finished products here? I don’t think so. So where are the warts, and are you willing to live with the warts? That’s what people are asking,” Dorsey said.
For teams looking for a quarterback to start today they may need to pick up the phone and call teams like the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills or the Washington Redskins, who may be willing to part with their young quarterbacks for the right price.
The hot name floated in trade talks is Patriots’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who is likely available for a high draft pick.
Many articles have linked the Cleveland Browns, armed with two 1st round draft picks, as a team to watch.
For now though, it seems that teams in desperate need for a young quarterback may need to take a shot at a trade, be willing to develop a young prospect from this year’s draft or simply wait until next year to see what the draft in 2018 offers.