Originally posted by QBguru:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
A) Yates is not going to have a great enough postseason to make Schaub expendable.
B) It would be very risky to trade away your franchise QB for a guy with little experience or exposure, playoffs or no.
C) They would want a ridiculous amount of compensation for him.
A) how do you know he will not have a good postseason? Have you seen the future?
B) he is getting experience this season and guaranteed postseason.
C) how much do you think they will demand? Palmer-esque trade?
A) he just won't. he'll have to play the Pats, Ravens, or Steelers at some point and he'll be eaten alive. (Yes, the Pats defense isn't great, but Yates won't be able to take advantage of it.)
B) that's still not much experience, compared to what they know about Schaub. Besides, they'll still have both under contract; why make knee-jerk reactions based on a handful of games when they can take at least another season to evaluate the position? Also: franchise QB vs. 5th round pick.
C) That would be the starting point of any negotiation.