Originally Posted by SkinsandTerps
Because they didn't need a backup QB also ?
I said it then as well. Great pick for the Skins and potential future trade bait. However...they are not giving him up.
I just think it was silly when you're giving away so much for Griffin, every single pick is important. You want to use them the best you can to get the best group around Griffin, especially when you don't have 1st rounders for 2 years.
As well, no one will trade more than the Skins paid for a backup QB who spends no time on the field.
Further, you can get serviceable backup QBs in free agency. Every year, there are failed starters who are perfectly suited to become backups. You shouldn't draft people with the intention of making them backups. We did that here multiple times and it never works out.
And for Cousins, it sucks. You have starter potential, but unless someone comes along with a good offer, you're gonna sit on the bench knowing you have no shot at starting and that your role is, essentially, to be trade bait.