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Spencer Rattler or Jordan Travis? (1 Viewer)

warpig33

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I wasn’t sure where to post this. Not asking who I should draft since mine are done. Just for discussion sake since I’ve been arguing with my son about these two.

I believe Travis is the better choice because his arrow seemed to be going up during his collegiate career. And if he hadn’t gotten injured so late in the season he could have had a national championship and possibly be drafted 2 rounds sooner (if not more). Seems like things started coming together for Travis. He’s efficient, doesn’t turn the ball over, and adds another dimension with his running ability.

Rattler’s arrow seemed to be going down his entire collegiate career. He MAY have a better arm, but accuracy was spotty, he turns the ball over, and not as much of a threat to run.

Granted, Rattler may have an earlier shot to start. But I prefer my rookie QBs to sit and learn for a year or two. And I know Rodgers may be a headcase, but would you rather learn about the NFL from Rodgers or Carr?

Your thoughts?
 
Rattler has the better opportunity to be meaningful. If you want to play straight odds of making an impact then Rattler has the lead. That's not to say it will play out that way but based on what is known today Rattler is the better choice........but his price is also higher to acquire. That has a part in the decision. Both are just dart throws at this point.
 
As a flier in SF? I’ll take rattler earlier but Travis might be a steal.
In 1qb formats? Unless the rosters are truly deep, pass on either.

FWIW, in a very large league with 1 Qb and IDP, rattler was the 70th pick, Travis the 103rd. Which seems right to me.
 
Yeah. This is a super deep roster SF league. Was just thinking as a dart throw late in rookie drafts (this particular league has 10 round rookie drafts) or as a FA add. Admittedly, I don’t get to watch many college games. And I’ve not heard anything very flattering on Rattler where I have heard positive things on Travis.
 
Rattler for me.

I think now that he’s been drafted, the talent is all that will matter - all those pre-draft narratives that caused his stock to fall are irrelevant. If he gets an opportunity, the kid can play.

And he has a pretty clear path to that in NOS.
 
Yeah. This is a super deep roster SF league. Was just thinking as a dart throw late in rookie drafts (this particular league has 10 round rookie drafts) or as a FA add. Admittedly, I don’t get to watch many college games. And I’ve not heard anything very flattering on Rattler where I have heard positive things on Travis.
Rattler’s ADP is around 3.02-3.10 in the rookie drafts I’ve been in. Both 16 team. In the 12-team he went 3.12

Not exactly “late”, but in SF it’s late for a QB.
 
The answer is probably "neither". They are both dart throws, and neither may see the playing field this season. If I needed to choose one as a developmental QB prospect, however, I would take Spencer Rattler. He has the better arm and is not coming off of a serious injury.

The Jets may look to give Travis a redshirt rookie season. Aaron Rodgers is attempting to return from a ruptured Achilles, an injury no QB has truly returned to form from, but with or without AR, the team is unlikely to secure a high draft pick for 2025. That possibly opens a window for Jordan Travis to compete as a starter as soon as next season, and while I like his competitiveness and ability to extend plays, his inaccuracy on downfield throws probably limits him to a backup role.

Rattler has an NFL arm, and he looked improved last season. He is dripping with natural talent, but he has never lived up to the hype. Perhaps with proper coaching, the Saints can harness that talent. Carr is not necessarily a long-term starter, so there could be an opportunity for Rattler to challenge for a starting role as soon as 2025.
 

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