I agree Beck should be retained and McCown traded, but I don't think the Trifecta will see it that way. Let's face: You're not going to get much for McCown in the way of compensation. He is what he is and has very little upside. At this pt, Beck is still a mystery and much easier I would think to sell the idea that he'll improve with solid coaching and the proper offensive system. To me, his problems are mostly mental and I think that can be corrected--which is the reason why I say he should be kept and, at the same time, is the reason why he won't be. This regime covets draft picks and will do whatever they can to secure more of them. If I'm right and Beck is eventually on the way out, my idea would be to hang on to him until either some team's QB goes down in mid-season and they become despperate or even until draft time next yr when you might be able to make a deal and get more value, pssoibly as part of a package. The difficulty with that scenario is now Beck is "damaged goods" and the whole league knows it, so they won't get much for him. The only way would be to 'rehabilitate' his market value by giving him more reps--at least enough to flash the potential and provide the hope he can be salvaged, which is going to be hard to do if he's relegated to "mop up" duty and always with the 2nd team. But, obviously, if they've decided that the Chads are the ones they want in games, then they have to give them the reps to prepare. It's kind of a catch-22.Rumor has it that the Cowboys are talking to us about Beck and I'm NOT KIDDING. If the trifecta is not interested in retaining Beck, DO NOT CUT HIM... trade for draft picks.
Personally, I'd rather see McCown traded and Beck kept here. By my clock, Beck is still a rookie and we don't know what we have in him yet. It's premature to write him off as of right now. Thoughts?
I still won't be surprised, however, if Beck goes to another team willing to make the investment and turns into a good player. In my mind, though, it would probably require another season backing up an established vet and giving Beck a fresh chance next TC.