J.T. Barrett is the kind of quarterback who could solve a specific problem for a specific team. That problem is having a backup passer who can closely reflect the unique athletic gifts of the starter.
And that team is the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks need to upgrade at backup quarterback, as Russell Wilson’s scrambling, free-wheeling ways leave him vulnerable to injury.
It was love at first sight. Breiner left Fordham after the season to become the passing game coordinator/QBs at Mississippi State.
He obviously does not have tremendous size, but the one thing about Chase that I do think is truly elite is his body balance, contact balance, Breiner said by phone. I think every scout that came in probably for the last two years commented on that, his ability to stay on his feet, change direction and then get to his top speed quickly is special regardless of how big he is.
I told every team that came in he checks all the intangible boxes. We were fortunate that our best player was our hardest worker. He’s extremely intense, he’s extremely goal-oriented, he’s a great teammate, a very bright kid, picks things up quickly.
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Now then, this is no laughing matter for the Giants. They are not dummies — they saw how their offense crumbled without Beckham last season. Without him, well, they better take Saquon Barkley with that No. 2 pick in the draft and hope he is Marshall Faulk, right away, as a rookie.
Better yet: The Giants already can envision Barkley in their backfield, Beckham out wide, Sterling Shepard in the slot, fleet tight end Evan Engram split wide on the other side and Eli Manning feeling frisky and secure, with his blind side protected by Nate Solder.
If Beckham digs in, stays away from the team and something else surfaces to disappoint Mara, sure, there could be a trade. That is why Mara and Gettleman would not — and should not — guarantee Beckham’s name would appear on the roster this season. As all Star Wars aficionados realize, only a Sith deals in absolutes.
Beckham, at present, could not pass a physical and continues to rehab his ankle. Any team acquiring Beckham would have to have a tacit agreement on a new, long-term mega-deal. Would anyone guarantee millions of dollars on a player who, at present, cannot run?