The Colts are 0-12 with 4 not-so winnable games left on the schedule to put it very lightly. They will in all likelihood get the top pick in the draft barring a late season turnaround and 1-2 teams having serious meltdowns (Rams/Vikings). We all know Andrew Luck and everything that's been said about him, so I'm not going to dwell. However, contrary to my initial beliefs, the 2012 draft actually has a sh** ton of talent in it - good for any team looking to rebuild, perhaps even with a Franchise QB. So please bear with me as I devise a scenario:
Imagine, if you will, a world where the Jets are a team with a QB that simply CANNOT win games (let's give him the arbitrary name Kellen Clemens. Rolls off the tongue, right?) We have pretty much everybody else on the roster as it is now: an elite secondary, slightly above average run defense, zero pass rush from players whose name doesn't rhyme with Sharon Saban, and an offense that takes way too long to get into playing mode.
With no playoffs in sight and the offseason looming, the question would now arise for us: Do we take the finished product Andrew Luck and see if he can become an elite player right away? OR, do we drop down a few spots, collecting a Kings Ransom of picks and players along the way, and draft a budding star with potential such as Matt Barkley, RG3, or even Landry Jones.
Maybe the basis for my entire argument is flawed: Why don't I just ask right out - should the Colts draft Luck and see if he's good enough to be a star now, or collect an insane number of players and picks, and try to build around a different rookie QB? Then again, the only rookie QB the Colts want is Luck (as Irsay has said many times) so I guess the question cannot realistically be applied here.
So I renew my question for the Jets: In the scenario I created, would the JETS be best served to take Luck, or build the team into a potential powerhouse with picks and players?
What Should The Initial Owner Of The #1 Draft Pick Do With It?
Draft Andrew Luck (126 votes)
Trade Down for a Motherload (121 votes)
247 total votes