Except for the 2013 Texans who started the 2-0 season and lost 14 consecutive games, and the 2015 Rams started the 1-1 season and then won the first overall pick, the other teams have been in the past 10 years. The first place started the 0-2 season.
Although 12% of teams starting from 0-2 will also enter the playoffs ( can Given the expansion of the field in the 2020 playoffs), the initial grouping of unwinner teams two weeks later can provide a (some) narrow field to understand who might become the best college player in the country within a few months.
Usually we don’t that I am excited about the draft so early, especially when the best player may be the project quarterback or the defensive end, and they will have a significant impact but will not change the league. However, when the inevitable player choice is a quarterback who wants to change the strength of the team, and we have never seen such a player on the draft list since 2012, any indication that a team may move towards the pick In the direction of progress. Yes, we are launching Trevor Lawrence watches.
This is especially fascinating when you look at the teams that are currently 0–2: Jets, Dolphins, Bengal Tigers, Texans, Giants, Eagles, Vikings, Lions, Falcons, Panthers and Mustangs. (We can eliminate the Texans because the Dolphins have their first-round picks.)
Of the remaining teams, four have drafted a “franchise” type quarterback in the past three years: Dolphins (first year of rookie contract, Tua Tagovailoa), Bangladeshi (first year of rookie contract) , Joe Burrow), Giants (Daniel Jones (Daniel Jones), his rookie contract has three years, and an option year) and the Jets (Sam Darnold, his rookie contract is left Two years, there is another option year).
The other quarterbacks are also very interesting:
• eagle: they Last year, he signed a four-year, $128 million contract extension with Carson Wentz until at least the 2021 season (which will bring him a heavy cap of more than $24 million), which is impossible Get rid of. And, in terms of value, they also just invested in the second-round pick in his backup Jalen Hurts.
• Vikings: They just signed Kirk Cousins (Kirk Cousins), this year renewed the contract for two years at a cost of $66 million, which will not take effect until at least the 2022 season.
• lion: They entered the third year of five years, and Matt Stafford signed a $135 million contract renewal in 2017. Detroit can withdraw from the deal by giving up more than $20 million in empty headspace after this year.
• Falcon: They reached a five-year, $150 million renewal agreement with Matt Ryan, which is difficult to be eliminated until after the 2021 season, and at the same time generated more than $20 million in rigid space.
The Broncos and Panthers are slightly more flexible. Drew Lock is currently a quarterback for the Broncos. This is the second year he has signed with a rookie. Despite his long-term potential, the second-round pick in the rookie contract is not high.In Carolina, Teddy Bridgewater signed a three-year, $63 million first-year contract. If the Panthers Yes At its lowest point, it will be a very high but absolutely reasonable price for valuable bridge quarterbacks and coaches.
In my opinion, the list of these 11 teams will cause some potential chaos, and there are some situations worthy of attention. E.g…
If wild horses, panthers or vikings With the first overall pick, they can get Lawrence and no one will watch.
If the falcon With the first overall pick, this may create a Philip Rivers–Drew Brees scenario in Atlanta. Ryan was 35 years old. Will the Falcons trade Ryan with Lawrence? Will they sit in Lawrence for a year? Who will be their coach? Who will be their general manager? What can they get in return for one of the best quarterbacks of Ryan’s era?
If lion With the first overall pick, and similar to Atlanta, they might try to make the transition from one of the best quarterbacks in franchise history to a young player. Given that the news of ownership is entering the season, the team will almost certainly work with the new coach and general manager. Stafford is only 32 years old and can win an extra round of starters for the Lions.
If Bengali With the first pick, they can undoubtedly replace this choice with the largest draft in modern history and use these works to build a strong lineup around Burrow.
If it’s a jet, a giant or a dolphin With the first pick, they will enter one of the most critical decision-making processes in recent history. In particular, the Giants and Dolphins will face the prospect of moving on from the quarterbacks they barely evaluated, forcing them to cover up their intentions while secretly shopping for their current quarterbacks like the Cardinals in 2019. Or, as the Bangladeshis would do, they can start digging into their options in 2018, 2019 or 2020 and insist that the pick is more valuable. Dave Gettleman can even run another round.
If the eagles With the first pick, they will have to make an incredible assessment of the young quarterback who is still on contract. Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman need to call Wentz, who won them the number one seed and brought them to the Super Bowl, and in 2019 Brought the Eagles to the playoffs in 1988. The quarterback of his time.