With all the talk swirling around a toilet bowl that is the Favre retirement, I figured it is a good time to really think about our QB scenario.
This is not about Favre, this is about the current QB's.
Now that the draft is complete, we have an idea as to what our team, as well as the other teams in our division, will look like when the season starts. This should give us a more objective look at the situation.
First, let's think about our opponents, and what kind of year they will likely have in '09. I'll start with the Lions.
The addition of Stafford, Pettigrew, Williams and Delmas are all good pickups for a team that is in the deep stages of rebuilding. But let's be realistic, it is going to take more than a year or two for this team to gel.
Stafford is a solid starter. But without a solid offensive line and help at RB, he is going to have a rough start to his career should they choose to start him early.
I would expect it to be at least 2-3 years before the Lions start to become contenders in this division.
The Bears made a splash with the pickup of Cutler, as we all know. Cutler, who has no shortage of people talking about his personality issues is a bit of a question mark.
What is not a question mark are the recievers he has to throw to. Matt Forte is arguably the best reciever on the squad, followed by Greg Olsen. Neither of which are actual Wide Recievers. WIthout a clear-cut #1 wideout, Cutler is not going to be nearly as good in Chicago as he was in Denver.
That is not to say he is going to suck, but he is certainly going to have a difficult transition and that works to our advantage.
I figure with the lack of a solid recieving threat we can expect the Bears to spend a few years in the 7-9 range until they get a Legitimate go-to guy.
The Packers are the biggest threat. Their problem last year was not a lack of Offense, but a severe lack of defense. They addressed those issues well, with the addition of BJ Raji and Clay Matthews, but they need more than that if they are going to overcome the problems on Defense.
Both of those players will make an impact on their rush defense, which was bottom 10 in the league last year. But the move to a 3-4 defense, and the lack of a solid pass rush, you can expect their defensive woes to continue. You can even expect a drop in their pass defense as Harris and Woodson get older.
Considering the situation the rest of our division is in, and the situation we are in, do we really need to upgrade now?
Both Tjack and Sage are capable of providing us what we need, which is about 200 YPG, a TD and some 3rd down scrambles. We have been complaining about a lack of weapons in the passing game, and now we have one of the biggest playmakers in the draft again this year which should help our QB's out.
We are in a good position, with a likely spot at the top of the division again this year. Why should we throw a monkey wrench into something that is continually getting better?