I have been a realistic Stafford supporter. I’ve never thought of him as a great qb but a very good one and at worst above average…until this year.
I think he has never been pushed to be better. For some the love of the game or just an inherent passion for the game can drive a lot of players. But I’ve seen enough and as of today I am in the camp of drafting a 1st round QB.
People would say that’s an irresponsible move but I am reminded of Matt Hasselback ( second round) and Aaron Rodgers pushing yet sitting behind Favre. I think Favre didn’t necessarily need a push but drafting QBs early helped the program out in a lot of ways. Hasselback was moved to Seattle I believe and the pack were rewarded and Rodgers well is superior to Favre and it never set the program behind while Aaron sat behind Brett for I believe what 4 years? Maybe 3?
Point is it needs to happen this draft IMO and if the pick is Hasselback or Rodgers it would push Stafford and make this team better whether via future trade of picked QB or a step above as Rodgers was for the Pack being patient and not afraid to pull the trigger on taking a QB early when they had other pressing needs.