You thought AxeElf knew everything.
They didn’t trade a sixth rounder for Minshew for him to unseat their starter who was just drafted 53rd overall.
Trading for Deshaun Foster is totally different because Foster is actually a talented franchise QB.
Minshew is just a very cheap, experienced backup. He’s making less than $1 mil and cost a sixth rounder. They got him for nothing. He’s not any writing on anything. In fact he’s written in pencil.
If and when he can unseat 36 year old washed up Flacco for the backup job he’ll be worth more than what they paid. Flacco can’t move at all at this point. Nobody goes into a season with just him as their backup. Theyd even have to change their whole offense if the oft running Hurts got injured. Minshew is a younger, cheaper, more reliable backup and a better fit behind Hurts than Flacco. That’s all
They may want to eventually replace Hurts, but Gardner Minshew ain’t their dream guy.
Regardless of whether they drafted Hurts, he’s on their roster now.
They would be doing themselves a huge disservice to devalue a player drafted 53rd overall for anything less than a franchise talent replacement. He hasn’t even been given an off-season until now!
This regime just chose Hurts over Wentz! They clearly don’t hate Hurts as much as you’re saying!
You’re saying they bought an used Fiesta for $1k and are planning on replacing their new Fusion with it.