Originally Posted by Wallcloud
Honestly, I think people have very short memories when it comes to recent examples of quarterback hell, not only in Chicago but also around the league. Glad the Bears wont have to worry about that.
I think there's a lot of truth to this point, but I tend to be of the opinion that teams with average to above-average-ish quarterbacks overpay for this sort of security. Truly elite QBs are worth every penny but the guys below that end up getting close to elite QB money without delivering the same results. With only a finite amount to spend under the cap, sometimes I think finding a serviceable QB and spending the money elsewhere (defense, supporting players for the QB) can be a better bet. Baltimore, for example, is IMO suffering for overpaying Flacco.