Originally posted by HearstFan:
I'm sick of hearing this assumption at CK is the QB of the future just because we traded up to get him.
1 we have no idea how the coaches are evaluating him. they may have concluded he is gifted physically, but isn't comprehending NFL defenses and reads. We just don't know. Maybe that's why they needed to get Johnson because they realize that even with another offseason he's unlikely to be ready even as a back-up.
2 the reason we traded up was the other QBs were flying off the board - ponder and dalton were thought to be available in the second and were gone, so CK was the last available decent QB so we had to trade up to get someone on the roster.
Yes we not know about CK, but it works both ways, he could be comprehending and doing fine but just needs a chance. Who would have thought Brady would replace Bledsoe. Brady in his rookie season was only 1-3 and six yards in a regular season game and was a sixth rounder.
As for the other QBs, do you've proof that the niners wanted Dalton before Kaep? It could be that Kaep is who they wanted. Baalke has never stated public that they had Dalton rated before Kaep or any QBs before or after the draft. Although I do agree they wanted to move up (as high as the first to get one of the QBs.) Dalton, Ponder, Locker, was projected 1-2 round by some.
The only QB JH made a glowing public statement about and we thought he was just talking at first- was Cam Newton, probably because he knew wasn't going to get him anyway.