Originally posted by excelsior:
Most draft pundits contend that none of the QBs coming out in the draft this year are ready to start in their rookies years. At the same time, it is clear that about 8 to 10 teams have no top flight veteran QB on their roster. And very few veteran QBs will be available by trade or FA - Palmer, Kolb, Smith. Together, these three situations tell us that there will be intense competition among the 8 to 10 teams to land this limited supply of veterans. It will result in teams willing to overpay (in $/draft choices) the available QBs. This might explain why Alex and his agent appeared determined to not sign an extension with the 49ers. Wait and let the desparate offers come.
Yes but Alex overlooked a huge factor on his scouting report: He will be ineffective on any team he plays for until he understands everything.
Basically, teams can re-develop Alex or develop a talented rookie.
This means, Alex will not be offered as much as would be offered to a rookie QB in the first round. Per Alex's scouting report, he is equivalent to a rookie QB if he's in a new system so why pay him as much or even less since he's worth less considering his age and production.