At this point I just feel bad for Falcons fans man. This is unreal
Simple. Quarterback market demand is low right now. A good portion of starting quarterbacks in the league still have QBs on rookie contracts and aren't looking for another QB. Those who are can't quite afford the up-front price tag Cam was initially valued at.Holy shit cam just cooked the Seahawks throwing to garbagemen and Julian Edelman.
That was better than any game Brady played all of last year.
Idk how the league let him get to the pats
Joe Burrow CINSimple. Quarterback market demand is low right now. A good portion of starting quarterbacks in the league still have QBs on rookie contracts and aren't looking for another QB. Those who are can't quite afford the up-front price tag Cam was initially valued at.
Everyone thought Cam was washed because of injuries. Now the rest of the league will have to pay the price for thinking that.
Cam to the Pats honestly was the smartest decision here for a number of reasons. First, Cam missed the rush of QB roster shuffles during the off-season, so a lot of needed vacancies at QB (Colts, TB, etc.) were already filled at that point. Furthermore, a QB's price tag drops further as a function of time before NFL kickoff because of the time needed to learn and execute an offense.Joe Burrow CIN
Josh Allen BUF
Sam Darnold NYJ
Daniel Jones NYG
Deshaun Watson HOU
Patrick Mahomes KC
Lamar Jackson BAL
Baker Mayfield CLE
Mitch Trubisky CHI
Kyler Murray ARI
Dwayne Haskins WSH
Drew Lock DEN
Gardner Minshew JAX
Holy shit dude this is 40% of the league not even mentioning teams like the Dolphins, Chargers, and Colts who are starting vets with a long term replacement in mind (Yes I believe Jacob Eason CAN be a viable starting QB sue me)
I didn't even realize this until I listed all those names. It's actually kind of incredible that New England took a flyer on Cam given that the easier option would've been to start Jarett Stidham and tank for a promising college QB
EDIT: Watson and Mahomes have signed long term extensions but they don't kick in yet