Originally Posted by keg in kc
This is part of the problem with draft discussion in general: people only think short term. This is exactly when you'd want to start looking for someone to replace Brees. But I'm not talking about replacing him in 2013, I'm talking about 2016 or 2017. Because Brees is 34 and this is exactly the right time to get a guy to groom. Like what Green Bay did with Favre and Rodgers.
I see that as an extremely rare situation (Rodgers Favre etc). With Brees, his window of winning a SB is right now, they need to put as much around him now to give them the best option to win now.
Is that short sided? Yeah, probably. But with a QB of that level, you're always in win now mode.
Now if someone QB wise, they absolutely loved dramatically fell to them, sure. But I'm not sure they do it unless you love the guy.