Re: Trade Brady for a top 3 draft pick?
posted at 1/7/2014 1:20 PM EST
In response to oddlyenough's comment:
Would one of the bottom 3 teams make the deal? --I think certainly so, if they have the cap space. They see what Denver's done.
Some positives: able to draft one of top college qb's, cap relief, Brady's value will never be higher.
Some negatives: loss of proven HOF qb, player loyalty would be harder to come by, blow to the Patriot "brand", fewer pictures of Gisele in local media.
Some unquantifiables: how many excellent years does Brady have left, would we hit on the draft choice, how good is Mallet, how would the locker room be affected?
I think it would make for a worse team next near but, if we hit on the draft (a big but) a better team 2 or 3 years out and going forward. And, most importantly, it would settle this forum's dominant issue: is the Patriot's success due more to BB or TB? - making it well worth it.
Just one high draft choice for the best there is, the best there was, and he best there ever will be?? Hell no. I'm not a Teddy Bridgewater fan...so I don't see any QB out there worth taking with a top three pick. There are no Andrew Lucks or Peyton Mannings available.
Billy O'Brien in Houston would be thrilled to deal the Texans' #1 overall pick this year straight up for Tom Terrific. But, it wouldn't be nearly enough.
If this deal were to be seriously contemplated, the Texans would have to trade their top overall pick and second rounder this year, their #1 in 2015, and their #1 in 2016, at a minimum.
Adding Brady to the current Houston team would turn the Texans from chumps to favorites to dethrone the Colts in the AFC South.