Originally Posted by Carbine
Aaron Rodgers.....nobody thought he was going to be the best QB in the league, let alone turn into a player on his way to competing for GOAT status before the draft - otherwise he would've been drafted well before where he did. That's a fact.
What does that have to do with what I said? Absolutely nothing.
My only point is people comparing Bridgewater to Rodgers need to re-evaluate the player. That's extremely high praise and IMO not even close to deserving.
Bridgewater is probably the safest pick from the QB group in the draft, his floor is still an average player. So if his potential is arguably the best QB ever, people wouldn't be putting Blake Bortles over him.
Okay. Here's where I'm going to throw my .02.
Here's why your argument is being disputed.
1. It's a guys opinion.
2. It's a comparison of a player not the equivalence of a player
**3.(big one) your argument as to why Teddy Bridgewater cannot be compared to Aaron Rodgers is because Bridgewater won't go #1 in the draft or be the 1st QB taken. Teams like Blake Bortles better (this might be smoke screen)
But why does it matter if Blake Bortles might be taken before Bridgewater?
Alex smith was taken before AAron Rodgers?(who's better?)
Aaron Rodgers went 24th overall.(hmmm..)
So this is where your argument loses it's firepower.
So in this case, Rodgers was the 2nd QB taken at #24 pick overall.
Teddy Bridgewater will be taken as the top, or second QB taken in the first 3 picks.
This isn't the NBA where a draft is more you take the best player available first then you're team needs. In the NFL, it's all about what your team needs are.
I hope you see that your point contradicts your explanation.