I just wanted to get this out there so we can look at it in context.
We're not going to keep Tyler Thigpen as our starting quarterback because he's an inexperienced, underwhelming quarterback who is only effective in the spread system which can't work in the NFL and though he plays with a lot of heart, has a solid throwing arm, good chemistry with the players and great athleticism, he can't win ball games, even when you consider how largely inept the rest of our team is.
So, we're either going to:
A. Draft a first round quarterback from the heaviest spread-offense system class in history and who will inevitably require two to three years of development before we can even judge how he's going to turn out as a pro. We will then have to pay him upteen bajillion dollars which may eventually prove completely futile if he doesn't win us multiple superbowls like, oh, say, the other 90% of first round quarterbacks drafted.
*B. Sign a free agent quarterback for upteen bajillion dollars who was released from his former team fore being unable to win ballgames, despite his heart/athleticism/cannon-arm and who already carries with him a heavy weight of expecations and given the fact that he's a veteran, will probably require something better than the weakly constructed plastic bubble we use as our offensive line, which actually collapses immediately upon any applicable pressure. Then, when he doesn't work back, we'll of course move back to plan A for upteen bajillion more dollars.
Meanwhile, we're going to let a backup quarterback who everyone likes and who has shown a great deal of promise probably go, where, while he might end up as nothing, he could end up in an efficient system with a competent coach who will use his talents to the best of their abilities and possibly use his limited skillset to their utmost potential culminating in a SuperBowl appearance.
Because we've never seen that before.
Does that just about sum it up?