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Friday, February 23, 2007

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With only one Quarterback, Andrew Walter, returning to our organization, there has been a lot of speculation flying around about the draft and potential trade candidates. There are two potential trades that I could see having some sort of credibility to them.

Trade Scenario 1
Trade Randy Moss to the Jaguars for Leftwich and some sort of draft pick package.

The good thing about this trade is that we get rid of Randy Moss and get compensation for doing so. The bad part is that Leftwich hasn't really done anything the last few years to prove he can lead a team effectively. Overall, I wouldn't say this is a bad trade. Even if Leftwich doesn't start, he would be valuable as a second Quarterback. This trade seems to be a little far-fetched to me. I can't see the Jaguars wanting to part with Leftwich because Garrard isn't a capable starter and there aren't many others available.

Trade Scenario 2
Trade a draft pick (3rd/4th) for Texans QB David Carr

David Carr hasn't done much in a Texans uniform but I don't think there are many players that could have. A third or fourth round pick for him seems like a pretty decent deal. I am one of the few that actually thinks David Carr is a good Quarterback.

My Ultimate Offseason Scenario

1) Trade our 3rd or 4th round draft pick for David Carr.
2) Trade Randy Moss to the Jaguars for Leftwich and draft pick compensation.
3) Swap first round picks with the Browns and acquire an additional pick.
4) Draft either Adrian Peterson or Joe Thomas with the first round pick.
5) Try to sign a veteran Offensive Gaurd during Free Agency.

This would give us three Quarterbacks with starting experience on our roster. We could open up a three way battle in training camp and hopefully be left with a quality quarterback as our starter. The other benefit is that all three of these guys still have quite a few years left in them. Leftwich is extremely unlikely but we can still get a decent guy if we decide to take a QB in the second round. Of course doing so would admit we are giving up on Andrew Walter.

If we were to draft Joe Thomas and sign a veteran gaurd our offensive line would be immediately improved. Gallery could move back to Right Tackle, where he had his best season, and our current Gaurds could battle it out for the remaining starting position. If we went with Adrian Peterson, we should try to retain Barry Sims and have him at Left Tackle.

All five of these things happening are very unlikely but I could see 2 or 3 of them working out.


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