Originally Posted by suds79
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.
Uh...slow down a bit, sport.
If you only care about having one of the top 5 in the league, you're going to be disappointed, that's just all there is to it. And you're going to be disappointed for a very long time.
Luck and Rodgers are in place and will be better than anyone in this draft for a decade.
Brees and Brady are going to be around for awhile as well. Big Ben and Stafford are on/off elite and will be around for some time (please try to remember that Stafford was the 4th QB in NFL history
to throw for 5k yards last year).
RGIII will be incredible every day he's healthy. Eli, Ryan and Flacco are all very good in their own right as well and could easily be SB winners. Eli has been, Flacco would have been last season had Lee Evans bothered to tuck a TD catch, Ryan sure looks like he can this year. Beyond them, are you really going to say that it's impossible for a team to win a SB with Matt Schaub?
If you have a top 10 Quarterback, you can win a SB. If you have a top 15 QB, it can be done, but it's going to be tough (see the 49ers, who should have been there had their punt returner been able to hold onto the football).
Being satisfied with anything
is an exercise in maintaining realistic expectations. Saying "I demand a top 5 QB or it just doesn't matter" simply isn't realistic. If you have a top 5 QB in the nfl for a decade, you probably have a fringe HOFer on your hands at worst. Saying "HOF or GTFO" is absolutely as stupid as it sounds.