Originally posted by leolion:
Are you friggin kidding me. Mentor him in what? Rolling right and chucking the ball 5 yrds out of bounds? Handing the ball to the other team's defense? You might as well bring back Trent Dickwag to "mentor" the next quaterback.
What other options do we have? There are two 2011 FA qb that are an upgrade over Smith. There is no way Manning, Brady or McNabb don't resign with their current teams. The situation in Philadelphia is important as Vick is a FA after this year, and Kolb may become expendable if Vick plays himself into a long term contract. There is no guarantee that Kolb is traded/released if Vick resigns. Also there is Kerry Collins, but his situation is up in the air as well and there is no guarantee he won't retire after this season. That leaves us with the following FA qbs: Matt Moore, Kyle Orton, Matt Hasselbeck, JT O'Sullivan, Seneca Wallace, Shaun Hill, Brodie Croyle, Chad Pennington, Tyler Thigpen, Tarvaris Jackson, Jim Sorgi, Kellen Clemens, Bruce Gradkowski, Dennis Dixon, Billy Volek, Kerry Collins, Chris Simms, and Rex Grossman. I'm not saying Smith is the long term answer, but he would be a decent backup qb and a huge upgrade over what we have as backup right now. If we can't sign Kerry Collins or somehow get Michael Vick or Kevin Kolb on our roster, we have no choice but to resign Smith. We will use a high draft pick on a qb - thats a given either way.