Originally posted by tigolbitties:Any chance we e nd up trading kaep for a robert griffin type trade? Only reason I ask is becase of harbaughs ability to turn any QB into a star. Look what he did with smith.
I know this sounds dumb cuz it is dumb but damn kaep is going to stop us from keeping some key players. 20-25 million a year is a lot to tie up to one guy. We do draft very well though so maybe we can keep bringing in young talent and not miss a step. I know I will be flamed for this , but you never know with harbaalke.
Look at any dynasty and you'll realize one thing: they all have franchise QBs. The reason I say to look at dynasties is because teams have won a single Super Bowl without a top QB, but never multiple Super Bowls. The Ravens won one with Dilfer, but never again until this year with Flacco. Being that Flacco simply isn't that good, I'm willing to bet they never win another one with him.
Historically, the key to sustained success and Super Bowl wins is the QB. If Kaep is what we think he is, you pay him whatever he wants because he will be the key to our success. If we have to lose other players because of it, so be it. No other player will play as big of a roll as the QB. The closest thing will be a pass rusher because they can make a defense good almost on their own. A decent run defense becomes a top defense if you have a pass rusher who can disrupt plays. Rushing the QB helps everyone, especially the secondary. This is why you also pay premiere pass rushers what they want. They are the defense's QB in terms of importance.
Bottom line, you pay these guys the most because they are the most important pieces of their respective units. We will have to invest heavily in Kaep and Aldon. And we should.