Before anyone says anything about this post, I would like to say that I believe JC is our best option going to the next season and that drafting a QB in the first round, no matter what our line situation is going into fall 2010, would be a step in the wrong direction. This is just a possibility.
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Holmgren sounds like he likes what he's seeing out of this running offense. I think everyone did in the last 4 games of the season. 286 yards in a game is not an easy thing to accomplish against any team. But those last 4 games, the QB stats are a real eyesore.
Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson each quarterbacked the team to two wins in the winning streak. Their combined totals for the four games was 31 completions in 65 attempts for 363 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. That equates to a passer rating of 50.99 in a league where 80.0 is considered average.
In retrospect, Jason Campbell in his worst 4 games this season averaged almost 10 points higher. All that behind a crappy O-line and very little run support.
In any case, I highly doubt that Holmgren goes with a high pick at QB. With the talent of QB's in this draft, the horrible problems with Quinn and with his ridiculously bad draft history, he is going to probably look somewhere else. Jason Campbell would make the most sense in this case. Zorn will probably head back with Holmgren in some capacity. Why waste another few years grooming a QB with a first round pick when you can pick up a guy that ha experience, is still young and has worked with one of your men for the past two years?
It is obviously their biggest need and Bradford looks like another Quinn with the same skill set and injury problems. Clausen IMO has looked much better in terms of pro quality, but he has a chance in going #1 in the draft. In this case, the Brown's first round pick might be up for discussion.
Do I think this will happen, more then likely no, but it is something to think about and gives a whole new group of possibilities in this draft and what direction Shannahan can take next year.