Originally Posted by San Diego Chicken
I think you're getting pushback because you're implying that the drafting of Garoppolo strengthens the team's belief in Mallett instead of undermining it.
I get what you're saying about their plan for the next two years but I think that's them banking on Tom being back (both figuratively and literally) in 2015. I just don't think Mallett is in their long term plans at all. He just isn't a good fit in that offense. If the plan is for McDaniels to eventually take over for BB, how can he think Mallett can operate in it when his short and medium range accuracy is spotty at best and awful at worst? He's purely an old school throw it downfield off of play action type of passer.
They drafted Garoppolo because they can't/don't want to afford to re-sign Mallett to be the backup after 2014. It's a pretty basic situation that I'm not sure why people are struggling to comprehend and arguing with me about. They drafted Garoppolo now to give themselves as much opportunity as possible to get Mallett's successor right.
Just like they did when Cassel was entering his last year and they drafted O'Connell in the 3rd. O'Connell didn't work out, so they had to take another swing at it with Hoyer. Hitting on 1 out of 2 is easier than hitting on 1 out of 1.
He's thrown 4 passes in his career in complete blowouts 2 years ago. Saying anything about his accuracy is just silly. He's never played with decent receivers or a receiving TE in the pre-season.