Well, just this year he could have traded up for Tannehill, or stayed put and taken Osweiler, Foles, or Cousins. That would not have helped us this year, but we would have a young gun at least to learn under Zorn.
In 2011 he could have picked Andy Dalton, or Kapernick.
After a couple really bad years, the last couple years haven't been that bad in terms of QBs. And this year should be decent again.