Originally Posted by Maxmadden
I didn't know you were focusing on Qb's. So you are going to cut these HOF QB's because they reached the age of 32? Romo didn't even play his first 2 years in the league. You have the perfect exit strategy but you can't see past tomorrow. How many teams in the league are constantly searching for THE QB? Every year they give away multiple draft picks and overdraft QB's not because he was the best player available but because they know that the Trent Dilfer teams only come along once every 20 years or so. It all starts and finishes with the QB.
Name the QB's between Aikman and Romo and remember we went 5 and 11 three of those seasons but failed to get a Qb all of those years..and how many of the 1st round QB's have flamed out? A bird in hand is worth 3 in the bush.
1) Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl I (33) and Super Bowl II (34).
2) Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl IV (34). [View Full Quote]3) John Unitas, Baltimore Colts - Super Bowl V (37). Earl Morrall finished the game, coming in after Unitas' injury. He was 36.
4) Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowl XII (35).
5) Jim Plunkett, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders - Super Bowl XV (33) and Super Bowl XVIII (36).
6) Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins - Super Bowl XVII (33).
7) Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - Super Bowl XXIV (33).
8) Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers - Super Bowl XXIX (33).
9) John Elway, Denver Broncos - Super Bowl XXXII (37) and Super Bowl XXXIII (38).
Quite a list. It validates my point. They are the exception. As speed and athleticism has ratcheted up in the past few decades...the exceptions can be numbered on a few fingers. (The 33-year olds are just entering their decline years so that can be understood)
Yes, it might be difficult to find a Romo replacement. And it's particularly difficult if you aren't drafting near the top. That's why its best we trade Romo NOW, and facilitate a bad seasonal record. If we load up picks and move up in the draft...we'll increase our odds of finding a Luck or a Lee or a Russell.
The Romo at age 35 won't be the Romo we saw at age 30. It's quite unlikely he'll be a top 10 QB at that age.