1. I would find some way to cut Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. Get them both off the roster, clear the air, prepare to move on as a Franchise.
2. I would announce an Open Competition for the QB Job in 2013.
3. I would retain McElroy.
4. I would draft one of the three in my signature. All should be available in the 2nd to 5th rounds, at current projections. I would NOT try and trade up or draft any QB in the first round in 2013.
5. I would NOT, repeat NOT, bring on board any recycled former-bust or never-was Veterans. No Alex Smith. No Chad Henne. No Matt Moore. No one like that. It's not an answer.
6. I would NOT trade multiple draft picks for someone elses version of Mark Sanchez. I.e. No Matt Flynn, no Alex Smith, No Mike "Dogkiller headache" Vick. They are not an answer.
7. I would use a 7th or an UDFA spot to aquire the best available QB at that point still available.
So, my 2013 QB Roster:
1. Greg McElroy
2. Draft Pick QB #1
3. UDFA/7th Round Draft Pick QB
Play out 2013 with youth at the QB position, best player wins the job in Camp/Pre-season and go.
Revisit the position in 2014, when there may (but may not) be a more legitimate Draft Class should it be needed.
In support of this, I would instead work to build the pieces around the QB 9since no elite or potentially elite QB is available in 2013).
Draft at least one RB, Two WR's, one TE and one O-Lineman.
2013 Offense then would look like:
QB -- McElroy/DraftPick/UDFA
RB -- Draft Pick, Powell, McKnight
WR -- Holmes, Edwards, Hill, Kerley, Draft Pick, Draft Pick
TE -- Cumberland, Reuland, Draft Pick
O-Line -- Same as Today, with a new Draft Pick working behind the Weakest Link. Vlad Cut.
Primary resigning and FA needs (if possible) would be Safety, and Linebacker. The Defense must take the hit (I think it can) to help the Offense get closer to competativeness.
This gives you youth at QB, WR, RB and a solid O-line. The D is very young on the Line, and very very good at CB. IF Safety can be retained, we're good there, and Linebacker becomes our biggest and hardest to fill weakness.
So there you go, the Warfish Plan.