Crazy idea: Trade Mariota to the Eagles, draft a QB

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by TorontoTitanFan, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

    Hear me out. I'm sorta spitballin' here, but I think there's at least a tiny chance of this.

    The season ends. The Titans have the top pick (which they would if the season ended today). The Eagles have a top-ten pick (they would pick 7th if the season ended today).

    The Eagles decide not to fire Chip Kelly, saying he deserves at least one more year for his personnel decisions to pay off. The Titans hire a regular coach... someone like Hue Jackson.

    The logical move for the Titans is to draft OL or defense at #1 overall.

    But there is another possibility. A pretty crazy one.

    The Titans call up Chip Kelly and ask if the same package he was reportedly offering last year is still available.

    Chip still desperately needs a QB and there's no one better than Mariota.

    The Titans trade Mariota to the Eagles for the #7 overall pick and a package that includes a 2017 first-round pick, some more picks, Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks. The same thing Chip was reportedly offering a year ago, except the first-rounder is a better pick. But Chip is even more desperate now.

    The Titans then draft a QB at #1 overall. Jared Goff or whichever QB they like best. They draft OL or defense at #7.

    The Titans' depth is improved greatly by Cox, Kendricks and all the extra picks.

    The new head coach, Hue Jackson or whoever, starts the rebuild fresh with a QB of his choosing and a much better roster.

    Am I totally insane? Probably.
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  2. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan Superhero Squad Tip Jar Donor

    Did not read. You're better than this Toronto.
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  3. RTH

    RTH Meh...

    Crazy isn't the word that comes to mind...
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  4. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

    I know it won't happen. I'm well aware it's a batsh*t insane idea. I think there's a 0% chance of it actually happening.

    But I think there's something of value in exploring the idea behind it. What specifically makes it insane?

    Are we already positive that Mariota is going to be such a great player that he's worth more than a different QB drafted #1 overall + a bunch more picks and defensive players?
  5. Big TT

    Big TT Annoying the's what I do.

    Drug testable post comes to mind
  6. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    This is the worst thread of all time.

    If that happened I would literally be done with this team.

    TTF if someone else posted this, you would've bashed the sh*t out of them as always.

    So prepare to be ridiculed for this pathetic thread.

    Just awful.
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  7. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan Superhero Squad Tip Jar Donor

    Yes, IMO it would be pure insanity to trade Mariota at this point. After literally a DECADE of searching, we finally found a franchise caliber QB. To trade him away and have to take another swing on an unproven rookie (who could be another bust a la Jake Locker or Vince Young) would be so beyond retarded I'm almost positive it would be the straw that broke the camel's back and I'd officially be done with this team once and for all.
  8. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan Superhero Squad Tip Jar Donor

    lol yeah, he is usually the one shooting down and thread/idea that's even remotely unlikely. Strange to say the least to see him come with this one.
  9. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

    I fully expect the ridicule. It's obviously a wacky idea and not one many people will like. I posted it because I expected everyone to reject it, but what I'm interested in is why it will be so quickly rejected.

    Again, is everyone positive Mariota is a superstar and someone who can't be traded? I want to say yes. Just not sure I can.
  10. VondyP

    VondyP Sunshiner General

    yeah I think I'd stop following the Titans if that happened, I think a lot of others would too