Originally Posted by Chris Meck
I couldn't disagree more. Dalton is an ascending player and is what, 24 years old? He's in a perfect offense for his skillset (ala Joe Montana) and there's no reason at all why they shouldn't be good for many, many years. His intangibles are good, his teammates believe in him...you could do a LOT worse.
You don't have to have the top #1 most elite physical talent; you need a plus player at the position. Matt Ryan does not have the biggest arm, yet he is borderline elite at the position, for example.
If we had Andy Dalton in place, and were running a variant of the WCO, we'd be doing a LOT better than 1-9, I think.
Few points to hit on.
Do you think Andy Dalton could in a given year be a top 5 NFL QB? If so, then you're eligible for a SB and you're fine. (and we disagree on him)
If not? Then it's just time wasted IMO.
I'm not interested in doing a lot better than 1-9 or being competitive. I'm only interested in the Chiefs ending up with a universally regarded top 5 QB so they can win the SB.