Stanton is only a good backup if you think 2017 is a year we can make a serious run. If it isn't, we may be better off with a potential future starter who may be worse as a backup QB. Stanton while a solid backup to a quality NFL QB is a luxury on a team looking for it's next QB of the future. Unless of course 2017 is a year we have a team capable of making a run. Otherwise it may be worth putting a potential QB of the future in Stanton's spot knowing that he might well be bad coming in if Palmer gets hurt.
Stanton was outplayed 3 consecutive preseasons by Matt Barkley, Phil Sims and Jake Coker ."Open competition" my ****.
Matt & Phil especially would be significant upgrades over Stanton.
RG3 did throw for over 65% completions in his rookie year. Did throw 20 TD with 5 Int's and has a great deep ball. He is also the only Cleveland QB last year that won a game. I wouldn't mind at all to have him sit behind Palmer and have Arians work with him for a year. The NFL has several examples of very talented guys who were destroyed on bad teams come back and play great. As an example Doug Williams and Jim Plunkett. RG3 has NFL skills. RG3 took a mediocre team to the playoffs as a rookie. RG3 has been in some of the worst situations a young QB can be in as a young QB. RG3 if he was coming out this year might well be the first pick in the draft.
I think Randall Cunningham was laying tile when he got a call from Denny Green in Minnesota. Again, I think he backed up Brad Johnson. The dude completely changed his game and threw for a rediculous number of TDs to Moss and Carter. Robert would be wise to give Randall a call.
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It doesnt matter what somebody does somewhere else. What matters is what they do here. And Phil Sims was a stud for us and outright won the backup job. Matt Barkley also outplayed Stanton last year.