Originally posted by NinerJedi:
We have to take a gamble if this opportunity presented it self. Patrick Willis will never have the ability to throw and make TDs.
What you are saying might make sense logically on the surface. But there are too many reasons why trades like this almost never happen.
1) It will piss the fans off. This is where your revenue comes from.
2) It will piss many of the players off. Losing a player like Willis because "a quarterback is more important" can hurt morale, regardless of the fact that it is true.
3) You are not guaranteed a great quarterback.
4) There will be a tremendous amount of pressure on the new quarterback to succeed. If he does not succeed, multiply #1 and #2 by 1000.
If you are guaranteed a great quarterback, it probably makes sense to do it. The players and fans will get over the loss of Willis once the wins start piling up. But if you MISS, it could cripple the reputation of the franchise for many many years.