Talent is not the issue. I don’t dispute his talent and respect it. He is a HOF quarterback and wherever he goes he is going to drastically improve their chances. But the very principle of getting a guy that literally let dirty laundry leak out to the public and held a team hostage over not getting his way for a whole off season is a bridge too far. He is the NFL’s version of Trevor Bauer without the criminal element. At some point there has to be a line. And that’s one for me. I guarantee you that many of our NFL fans here would never cheer for a team with Cam on it even when he was good, a
He isn’t going to literally a no named team.
Never said that getting him wouldn’t make them serious super bowl contenders. But it’s still unlikely even with him. Ben’s late career contract has tremendously destroyed our team. We aren’t 1 or 2 guys away from a super bowl, we are like 5-6 guys. Aside from Watt, Najee, and Heyward we are a team of old and just good guys. Getting Rodgers probably gives us the North but past that we are well behind the Chiefs, AFC West, and Bills and the AFC. So it’s not that much different
Right now the running theory is Rudolph or Haskins if we don’t get a FA quarterback. I think Pittsburgh is going to get another GM in the next few weeks and we will know if we have an aggressive or typical conservative Steelers GM right away. It’s likely that we trade into the top 10 to get a quarterback anyways but it’s unlikely Pickett is the target because the Steelers typically avoid hometown guys.