March 26, 2002

Why doesn't anyone want Drew Bledsoe?: "Jim Miller and Danny Wuerffel have starting jobs and Bledsoe doesn't. If those decisions stand, the Bears and Redskins can forget about postseason success."

posted by justgary to football at 11:27 PM - 8 comments

I'm amazed no team is willing to give him a chance, while Kordell Stewart remains the steeler's starting quarterback.

posted by justgary at 11:31 PM on March 26, 2002

I feel bad for owillis... the Bledsoe-> Redskins thing seemed to make an inherent sense...

posted by hincandenza at 01:05 AM on March 27, 2002

It certainly does...and yet, they tease him so =)

posted by justgary at 01:14 AM on March 27, 2002

well, his enormous contract could have something to do with it...

posted by Bernreuther at 02:04 AM on March 27, 2002

I'm no owillis, but I'm a knowledgable Skin fan so I'll weigh in. I just think Bledsoe would come at too high a price. The Skins need youth and if they have to put up with Wueffel for a year in order to rebuild other parts of the team (OG, WR, S and on and on), I'm fine with that. Additionally, while I'm scared of the thought of Danny W as our starter, I will say the Steve Spurrier has proven that he can get the most out of any quarterback. It remains to be seen whether or not his system will work in the NFL, but I have no doubt that he is a heckuva teacher when it comes to that position.

posted by 86 at 07:48 AM on March 27, 2002

According to this item, Bledsoe's contract is not a huge obstacle to dealing him. My guess is that teams are waiting the market out to get the best deal possible as Bledsoe's options start to dry up. I don't agree with the contention in that column about Tom Brady being one of the strongest quarterbacks in the league. He's the king of the dink pass, having stolen the crown from Trent Dilfer. His leadership and poise are considerable, but I think his appearance in the Pro Bowl has more to do with the Patriots' success than his own strength as a quarterback.

posted by rcade at 07:54 AM on March 27, 2002

Well, there was one team that wanted him, the Bengals. Grbac and him both turned down the Bengals and I think they're both crazy, the Bengals are signing good players right and left and have a very talented nucleus. I think Wuerffel will do just fine.

posted by pastepotpete at 12:19 PM on March 27, 2002

I wanted Bledsoe as well, but his cap seems really high and NE wants a lot. Spurrier seems to be pro-youth and if that means a so-so season or two paying off down the line I'll take my Tums and stomach it.

posted by owillis at 10:06 PM on March 27, 2002

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