Originally Posted by chirorob
One other thing. At that time, if not Mark, then who?
Chad was gone. Farve was gone. If you don't trade up for a QB, then who? Most of us did not like Freemen at the time. And the "trade up" itself basically cost a 2nd round draft pick, and a couple guys out of the league.
Of course Freeman was there, but they thought the delta between Sanchez and Freeman was great.
They reached for the best guy at a position of need. The team did not want to take a step back under the new HC. You roll the dice sometimes you win sometimes you don't.