Soggust Posted January 22 Author Share Posted January 22 9 hours ago, Bullet Club said: Weak comparison. Baker regressed in year two. Trevor grew. Baker thrived in year 3 because he was asked to do less. Trevor was asked to do more with worse weapons. Why are we punishing Baker for having a solid rookie year? Is it really a detrimental thing that he had a decent rookie year as opposed to Lawrence who sucked immediately? Because he "regressed" year two when he had a historically bad coach? By that logic, didn't Trevor "regress" from college underneath Urban? Hell, isn't a "sophomore slump" pretty common in NFL? I just can't get on board with punishing a guy for having a decent year statistically. 9 hours ago, Bullet Club said: Plus Baker's 8 game stretch was wildly over-hyped. He beat up five teams with 6 or less wins (four 4 or less win teams and the 6 win Giants playing Colt McCoy), and the Steelers playing backups, while throwing the ball under 30 times/game. I'll need another year before I cement Trevor in my top ten because one year isn't enough to get there. However, if he's even good next year he'll have more consecutive good seasons than Baker ever did. The rest of this I actually agree with, but remember, as I mentioned in the OP I'm not saying Trevor = Baker. I'm saying their resumes to date are almost identical, which surprised me because it felt like common consensus was that Trevor was a solidified top 10 QB this year (even I felt like this). Sure, Baker had better talent around him (Trevor better coaching imo), so it's not 100% perfect (no comp ever is), but the stats are eerily similar. My real point is just that - next year, if Trevor even slightly regresses (which might be reasonable given that his 9-game stretch this year put out pretty unsustainable numbers), it's not outside of the realm of possibilities that he still may not be the franchise / top 5 QB we all expect him to be (at least this early on). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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