I really don’t want this to be a thread about if they are taking a QB or not but more about what their saying and what their strategy might be.
Here is what Pete Carole recently said.
“Well here we are. The number five pick and there’s legitimately four great prospects coming out at the quarterback spot. We may never have this opportunity again, so we’ve got to maximise it and so we’re doing our homework. We’re not going to hold back in doing that. And everybody knows, Geno knows and Drew knows, and everybody knows what’s going on, we’re just got to see what happens and take it as it comes.”
Here is what Holmes said recently.
“I communicated with Jared at the end of the season about—just like I told you guys at the Combine—yeah, we’ve got Jared, but we didn’t have anything else behind him,” Holmes said. “So (we) just let him know that, ‘Look, man, we’ve got to get more behind you.’ I think we are in a unique position with all the picks that we have to add maybe a pretty talented guy if we go that direction”
Personally I think both guys are trying to convince those teams behind them that QB is in play for them at 5 and 6. Why else say what you’re saying.
If they really wanted a QB they’re telling teams like the LAR, ATL, TEN, and HOU that the 4 and 5 best QB’s could be gone so they should trade up to get them. So I doubt they would tip their hand like that.
Maybe they want to convince teams they need to trade up with Arizona for a QB.
They’re also telling the teams behind them that it’s more likely Carter, Anderson and the rest could slide down the board.
They maybe also trying to sell a trade down scenario.
I find it interesting that both teams are singing the same tune. What do you think their motives and strategies are?