Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Choose your franchise centerpiece: Drew Lock, or Patrick Mahomes?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Choose your franchise centerpiece: Drew Lock, or Patrick Mahomes?

    Okay, let’s pretend that we get a call from the league tomorrow. They say, essentially, “It’s in our best interest to help the proud, historic franchises with the consistent fan bases. So, we’re going to let you choose the QB to build around. You can keep what you have, or you can take any other QB in the division.” (This scenario is actually not that far-fetched, as I can’t imagine Mahomes will choose to stay in a place like Kansas City any longer than he has to, which means two more seasons.)

    Who do you choose?

    As I see it, there are actually some decent justifications for Mahomes. Yes, he’s a system QB. But if you have an offensive staff that is willing to tailor the offense to his strengths, that can be okay. Also, while he’s definitely showing himself to be fragile, you have to assume a smarter franchise would 1) invest so that he’s not behind a crappy offensive line; and B) avoid brain farts, like running a guy with a fragile body into the heart of one of the more vicious defenses in the league. Honestly, I don’t see any reason why, managed properly, he couldn’t have a nice, little 8-10 year career in this league, a la Joe Flacco (who, let’s not forget, won that one Super Bowl).

    On the other side, Lock does seem to have that almost magical quality so many of the greats have. His arm compares to Elway’s, when he came into the league. And while he doesn’t run quite as well as Lamar Jackson, he makes Mahomes look like Carson Palmer, towards the end of his career. You can plug him into any system, and have it work (you don’t have to dumb anything down, like they’ve done in KC). And he has a body that looks built to hold up in the NFL. Can you imagine a guy like Drew Lock’s numbers dropping off as severely as Mahomes, in his second year? Yeah, I can’t either. Throw in the fact that Lock is more than a year younger than Mahomes, and the needle pushes even more in his direction.

    So, do you go with the guy who had a nice second year in the league, despite not being able to really crack the lineup as a rookie? Or do you go with the guy who looks like he might be The Natural? Do you go with the guy who will probably have a nice career as an upper-level, second-tier QB in the league? Or do you go with the guy who has the physical talent to be the GOAT, but has one less season to have proven himself, at this point?

    Don’t get me wrong. I think that most league people would basically say, “Duh, you take Lock.” But I think it might be closer than we might assume. What do you think?

    Poll forthcoming.
    40
    Duh, you take Lock and his unlimited ceiling!
    72.50%
    29
    You take Mahomes - lower ceiling, but slightly longer track record?
    27.50%
    11

  • #2
    Satchel of Richards
    Last edited by SonOfLe-loLang; 12-09-2019, 02:55 PM.

    Comment


    • #3
      Click image for larger version

Name:	giphy.gif
Views:	1609
Size:	507.1 KB
ID:	2533721

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
        Click image for larger version

Name:	giphy.gif
Views:	1609
Size:	507.1 KB
ID:	2533721
        Are you going to actually vote? Or do you just want to keep talking about your porn search history?

        Comment


        • #5
          Lock. Mahomes is great. But he's got too much KC stink on him already. A real Marino in the making.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by DomCasual View Post

            Are you going to actually vote? Or do you just want to keep talking about your porn search history?
            Click image for larger version

Name:	giphy.gif?cid=790b761145391622fe7a0ea4e48cc33c90cf434cf851680d&rid=giphy.gif
Views:	2582
Size:	2.14 MB
ID:	2533728

            Comment


            • #7
              As excited as I am about Lock and his fantastic start, I think this thread is premature

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by BroncoBeavis View Post

                Click image for larger version

Name:	giphy.gif?cid=790b761145391622fe7a0ea4e48cc33c90cf434cf851680d&rid=giphy.gif
Views:	2582
Size:	2.14 MB
ID:	2533728
                boooosh

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by SonOfLe-loLang View Post
                  Lock. End of discussion.
                  hahaha how did you do that. Or are you a mod.

                  Also, please don't do that. It's actually not cool.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Knowing what we know now, -albeit- a small sample it has to be Lock.
                    Something in him that I can’t describe says he’s going to be a special player.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by strafen View Post
                      Knowing what we know now, -albeit- a small sample it has to be Lock.
                      Something in him that I can’t describe says he’s going to be a special player.
                      Is it the three difficult throws he's completed? That must be it.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        This thread lol.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I take Lamar Jackson. Or Russell Wilson. Or Aaron Rodgers.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            EVERYBODY CALM DOWN!!!!!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RockyMountainOyster View Post

                              Is it the three difficult throws he's completed? That must be it.
                              THANK YOU! I forgot how easy it is to get 300+ yards and 3 TDs in the NFL in your second game ever. Too easy. Only difficult throws count in the NFL anymore.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X