Originally Posted by milkman
Meanwhile, Drew Brees, who it was rumored would have been the choice with that first round pick is still lighting up the NFL 11 years later.
The goal for a first round pick should be foundational pieces that last a decade or more.
5 year stop gaps are a poor use of that value.
The trade for Trent Green would have been a colossal success if we had followed it up with taking Aaron Rodgers in 2005.
I totally agree that the better usage of that pick would have been taking Brees, in hindsight, but spending a late first round pick for 5 years of elite QB play is a deal Id do every time.