Originally posted by Kolohe:
NFL money will always be there for Mariota, how much of course will be the question. But I don't think Mariota decided to go back to school to improve as a QB to be more NFL ready. I think he stayed to try once again for a National Championship, he knew he was close.
Sure. That was part of the equation. It appears to be a trend too with Grassu returning, and possibly Thomas.
Originally posted by outside4949:
Stupid move. He isn't going to improve as a qb at oregon and he is passing up sure nfl money. Now when he comes out next year many teams will question his decision making.
Actually I think it speaks miles about Mariotta as person. He's dedicated to his team, and being the best player at his position. I don't think it hurts him.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
No im not. Bridgewater has done nothing to lose his ranking as the top QB in this draft. Mariota would have gone earlu, but not the 1st QB off the board.
I think he may have been thinking of 1st round and not 1st overall. Bridgewater is clearly the best pocket passer in this years draft, and we all know these teams be thirsty.