Survivor I - Steve McNair Commentary
NOTE: this draft was completed on 7/24
Positives - Steve McNair is one of the toughest players in the NFL. Before last year McNair was a fixture in the top 10 rankings finishing 7th each of the previous 3 years. McNair adds to his value as a runner having averaged 3.5 rushing TDs per year over his career. A weak Titans defense will force McNair to throw often.
Negatives - McNair has had a host of injuries over his career and they finally knocked him out last season. In fact there was even talk of retirement. Has he recovered and how much does he have left? McNair lost his favorite target in the offseason as Derrick Mason left for Baltimore. Although Drew Bennett had a huge year last year, will he be able to handle the #1 assignment? There are also questions surrounding the injury recoveries of WR Tyrone Calico and TE Ben Troupe.
Draft Strategy - After drafting my starter late I felt I needed to get a top backup quarterback before the run on them started. I like the potential of Griese and Delhomme this year but hey both have the same bye week as Brady. If healthy (there’s that qualifier again), McNair is a proven top 10 QB. If he survives opening against Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the schedule becomes very favorable.