Originally posted by MadDog49er:
I think some of you dismissed the idea too abruptly.
It is a crazy amount of talent to give up...but I'd do it because I believe Luck will be a Hall of Fame QB before his NFL career is finished. I think he is the best NFL QB prospect coming out of college since John Elway, which will be 29 years ago on draft day. And, as we all know, superstar QB's win multiple Super Bowls, not great middle linebackers and tight ends.
The only other player I would have been willing to make a comparable deal was Calvin Johnson, who I said in pre-draft notes would break every major WR record before he is retired. These were my two highest graded players since the Stanford horse nixed the Colts.
Thank you MD. This is exactly what I was eluding to. It's not much of a tough question when you ask "would you trade Terrel Brown and a 4th round pick for Andrew Luck," but it seems like that's what the board members want to discuss. The truth is, to get Luck, you have to do 1 of 2 things:
1. End up with the worst record in the NFL (we're not doing that)
2. Give up ALOT. Davis, Willis, 1st round pick; Fitzgerald, Peterson, 1st round pick; AP, Jared Allen, 1st Round pick; etc, etc, etc.
He won't come cheap, but he will be worth it if he's as good as advertised. Clearly SF makes all the sense in the world for him, and maybe, just maybe, Harbaugh and Luck can give us a taste of what Walsh and Montana once were. And as much as I love Willis and VD, they simply won't bring that type of success to our team.