Originally Posted by desertsteel
Exactly how is it costing us? Did we lost on Monday? Have we lost to the Ratbirds yet? When you have a franchise QB who still has 6-7 years left there is no point to keeping a young QB. You are better off with a veteran who knows the offense.
That's just the thing, though - this is a completely new offense to all three quarterbacks. I'm sure Byron and Charlie know this offense now, but if Jerrod was kept, he would have too. I'm not saying let's bring him on now, it'd be silly. But, keeping a younger guy that flashed in the preseason than a couple of aging veterans who don't have a lot left in the tank seemed like a better option.
No question I start Byron over Jerrod, but I would have liked them to keep him around as the long term backup to Ben. It's never a bad thing to have a young guy who's eager to show what he can do.