How the Quarterback Contract Decision Either Defines or Sinks General Managers

July 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The supply of NFL starting-caliber quarterbacks doesn't come close to meeting the demand.
You hear that so often it can become white noise. It begins to sound like an excuse to the beleaguered Cleveland Browns fan who had to sit through Josh McCown starts, or the guy who meticulously painted his face in Houston Texans colors only to watch Brian Hoyer throw four interceptions during a playoff game.
Worse, it starts to sound like the "we've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas!" school of quarterback thinking. What a team has isn't working, but what it wants likely isn't out there, or at least not in abundance.
So what's next? In this era of rapidly rising quarterback salaries, what's the best recourse for a general manager greeted with uncertainty at the position in 2016 and beyond?
Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has a radical idea: wait.
"The market's the market, and some teams will do certain things that throw the market...

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