I don't see how you can do much worse than carr at qb
I'm on board with moving on from Carr, but not hastily. You eanna go with Mike White? Gardner Minshew? Heck,.what about Lamar Jackson? Is he going to provide RoI on whatever it costs to acquire and keep him?
The only current potential FA who makes any kind of sense is Garoppolo. And if he wasn't so frail I would be 100% on board. Then again if he weren't so frail Trey Lance wouldn't be a 49er.
Your comment is outrageous enough it becomes difficult to take anything that follows that comment seriously. I get the premise but, you could absolutely and unquestionably do worse than Carr.
carr is the worst because you get the worst of both worlds. no top 10 pick and no chance at a championship or even a playoff win. you also have to invest so heavily on building an offense around him, that the defense is a sad mess.
if you bring in a guy who's cheap because he sucks. then you can build up your team and end up with a high enough pick in the 1st round that you can draft your stud franchise qb with a talented team already built up around him.
the chiefs had a good offense before mahomes and qb didn't seem to be a problem. they still went and took a chance at something better. they ended up getting a super bowl.
seattle had a qb they won a super bowl with and they decided to move on. I don't think anybody would say they made the wrong move at this point.
I'd say ride with stidham and maybe find a qb to try developing in the later rounds if none of the studs fall to you in the 1st round. if stidham sucks, then you probably have a good pick next year and can use the extra money to build up the team. if stidham is mediocre, you still have extra money to build up the team. if stidham is good, you still have extra money to build up the team.
with carr you already know exactly what you're getting. it ain't a super bowl, or a good enough draft pick to replace him with. you get endless excuses for why it's not his fault and people can always make a good argument for that, or for why it's worse to replace him. worse than what? not winning anyway? watching the offense score 0 points against garbage defenses? go an entire first or second half without scoring?