jamcutpost wrote:Markulous wrote:So like Oar had mentioned, this gives you an idea what happens when he's under pressure or his first read isn't there. He panics a bit under pressure, but so does every QB I suppose. I wouldn't say he's a one read, then run though. And the big throws that Voch mentions here he does this all the time from what I've seen. Making tough throws and having the talent to do so is a pretty big deal IMO.
I like him, but ...
1) Im not 100% sold this isnt just a leverage move to get Baseball to give him more $$$'s - when i know its not? Ill waste time on it.
2) Im not overly worried about his height
3) ... But his "size" & potential durability because of it will give ppl pause: His OL was good. His run game was good. He has otherworldy WRs. Hes athletic.
Barring his athleticism, these are things that wont be all in place if he gets drafted highly. Maybe 1 of 3? That means more hits will happen & they happen faster and are harder here.
He'll hold his own, he wont get KO'd first hit or anything like that - but longevity isnt something FOs want to think of as a luxury or a bonus when they draft a franchise QB.
But yeah. Ill wait till i see otherwise, just (EDIT: Just read back a cpl pages. Im w/Jesteva) before i worry about it. Think its just a leverage win:win move for him.
Oh, of course it's leverage.
No way he passes up Baseball if the A's match what middle 1st round player makes (~$15-20M 4 years). There's no guarantee of a football career beyond that. At least with Baseball he will have two good knees.
The biggest reason he's doing this is it will take quite a few years before he makes as much money as the NFL draft. Beyond the signing bonus he will make MLB league minimum (which is equal to NFL rookie minimum) as he develops in the minors and starts on an MLB active roster. It won't be until he's 27-30 that he gets his first real MLB contract. Even then he's mediocre at-bat and raw so it will be the bottom end of the value range. Kyler even remotely pans out in the NFL his next QB contract will be $40-60M minimum.
Money now is better than money later.
A baseball outfielder can't make as much as top QBs, but they can make as much as an NFL low end starter or backup QB.