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Which QB will have the most success this season?

  • Carson Wentz - Colts

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  • Matt Stafford - Rams

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Trevor Lawrence - Jaguars

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jimmy Garoppolo -49ers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - Redskins

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Cam Newton - Patriots

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jalen Hurts - Eagles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Justin Fields - Bears

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Mac Jones

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Zach Wilson -Jets

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sam Darnold - Panthers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jameis Winston - Saints

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As for the USFL ---- even though they have multiple teams representing various cities - all games are held at two stadiums in Birmingham, AL (Protective Stadium, and Legion Field) and all of the teams are kept in the same hotels and also share practice fields.

As there is actually 1 team that is from Birmingham - all of the other teams have never played in front of their home fans in their home stadiums. This is done to keep down travel costs (as there are none) - but it does lead to empty stands.

If you see one of the games with the Birmingham team playing, there are some of their fans in the stadium - for all other games there are very few fans.

"There’s another factor to keep in mind moving forward. This is a crucial season for the USFL that is all about building a TV audience, attendance at games was never a priority and it’s getting worse"

Found an article describing their TV performance:
 
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As for the USFL ---- even though they have multiple teams representing various cities - all games are held at two stadiums in Birmingham, AL (Protective Stadium, and Legion Field) and all of the teams are kept in the same hotels and also share practice fields.

As there is actually 1 team that is from Birmingham - all of the other teams have never played in front of their home fans in their home stadiums . This is done to keep down travel costs (as there are none) - but it does lead to empty stands.
That's assuming the teams actually have some fans. :laugh:
 

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So, it appears Watson is going to get a 1 year suspension. Which leaves the Browns in a rough position. Mayfield won't return to the team, nor should he. So, they need to decide if they want to play the season with Brissett as their starter (they believe they have a team that could win their division and go deep in the playoffs) or bring in another QB. At this point I think that would be Garoppolo as I think he is all that is really left out there in terms of QBs that are not back-ups.
 

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So, it appears Watson is going to get a 1 year suspension. Which leaves the Browns in a rough position. Mayfield won't return to the team, nor should he. So, they need to decide if they want to play the season with Brissett as their starter (they believe they have a team that could win their division and go deep in the playoffs) or bring in another QB. At this point I think that would be Garoppolo as I think he is all that is really left out there in terms of QBs that are not back-ups.
They may as well let Brissett play- why trade for Garoppolo, or someone else? Bite the bullet, and load up for 2023.
 

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So, it appears Watson is going to get a 1 year suspension. Which leaves the Browns in a rough position. Mayfield won't return to the team, nor should he. So, they need to decide if they want to play the season with Brissett as their starter (they believe they have a team that could win their division and go deep in the playoffs) or bring in another QB. At this point I think that would be Garoppolo as I think he is all that is really left out there in terms of QBs that are not back-ups.
Can they fit all those QB contracts under the salary cap? Watson will still count against the cap if suspended, and they will have to retain at least half Mayfield's salary in order to trade him. I cannot see them also paying Garoppolo.
 

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Can they fit all those QB contracts under the salary cap? Watson will still count against the cap if suspended, and they will have to retain at least half Mayfield's salary in order to trade him. I cannot see them also paying Garoppolo.
Not only would it hurt their financial situation to trade for another starter, they don’t have a lot of draft assets the next couple of years.
 

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They may as well let Brissett play- why trade for Garoppolo, or someone else? Bite the bullet, and load up for 2023.

They would only go after Jimmy if they were going to try to get out of the Watson contract. If they plan to keep Watson then yes, Brissett is the man, and you let this year play out however it may.

I kind of think they now are locked up with Watson and waiting out getting him on the field. It was a bad move to do what they did and in the process destroy their relationship with Mayfield. Now they are sort of stuck trying to see if they can get something out of Watson after he has had two years off and who knows what else may come out about him while he is sitting.
 

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Can they fit all those QB contracts under the salary cap? Watson will still count against the cap if suspended, and they will have to retain at least half Mayfield's salary in order to trade him. I cannot see them also paying Garoppolo.

I believe they would only get Jimmy if they could somehow get out from under the Watson deal. Supposedly if Watson has done things he has not disclosed to the Browns they can void his contract. If they stick with Watson and wait for next year, basically they have to play Brissett. They are going to end up eating Mayfield's money as well anyway.

I don't see ANY upside for the 49ers taking on Mayfield to back-up Lance other than they would get Mayfield for far less than they have to pay Jimmy this season ($24 million) but then Lance has Mayfield over his shoulder and that could get ugly.

I still think the Seahawks or Panthers land Mayfield and Garoppolo goes to either the team that does not or maybe someone else grabs him if the 49ers release him. Might make the most sense if the 49ers want a safety net for Lance that they keep Jimmy one more year. Lance is only getting paid $2 million this season I believe.
 

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Article at FOX News that Watson, according to his attorney, is settling with 20 of the women. Seems obvious he was advised to do this for the sake of getting this story out of the news cycle as quickly as possible.
 

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Article at FOX News that Watson, according to his attorney, is settling with 20 of the women. Seems obvious he was advised to do this for the sake of getting this story out of the news cycle as quickly as possible.
It also appears he is close to settling with the remaining four women, too. Watson looks like a moron for not doing this a year ago - - now he will probably miss another season due to suspension when he could have been back on the field this autumn.
 

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It also appears he is close to settling with the remaining four women, too. Watson looks like a moron for not doing this a year ago - - now he will probably miss another season due to suspension when he could have been back on the field this autumn.

I think he and his lawyers did make an offer to settle of $100,000 per case. They all turned it down. I sort of assume the way the Browns paid Watson for this season was specifically so he could attempt to pay off all his accusers.
 

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Yeah I saw this news earlier today that’s a tough one.
I don’t remember him as a player too much but I actually thought he was good as the endzone reporter.
 

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I thought originally Watson said he wouldn't settle out of court?

I think the lawyers always say that to start even when they are trying to negotiate a settlement behind the scenes. It's part of the whole "Our client is completely innocent!" defense. Plus the attempt to keep the settlement as low as possible for their client.

The rule with these things typically is do not let them go to trial because that is too risky and too public. So, they are always working for a settlement and they like them because you make the victim take the money and to get it sign paperwork that they will never discuss it again. This is always what they want and if you can afford to make the payoffs, Watson can, the way to go.

You could call it rich person justice.
 

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And that will won't prevent other women from coming forward and making claims, now seeing that he's willing to pay out big bucks. Especially if he continues the same behavior.
 

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