Hawaii homer that I may be, I am not so unreasonable as to believe that Colt Brennan should go as the first quarterback in the draft (although I’m not a particular fan of Matt Ryan, myself).
Where, then, should he land? As far as NFL.com is concerned, 8 teams have pressing needs at QB: Miami, Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Chicago, Green Bay, Kansas City, and Minnesota. Cities that have extreme cold/windy conditions might be tougher for Colt, so I’d throw out Baltimore, Chicago, Green Bay, and Minnesota. Atlanta will likely take Matt Ryan in the first round, so throw them out too.
That leaves Miami, who still has John Beck, and likely will be looking to pick a QB in a later round. Similar situation for Carolina, who has Delhomme but needs to start looking for a successor. Kansas City is just a mess, and has too many other needs.
Given all of this information (and the belief that someone who wants a QB will take Brennan, rather than some team just taking a flyer on making him their #3 QB), I think the best fit mutually would be for him to go to Carolina. Their passing attack is one that Brennan would fit into well, he’s a bit of a gunslinger like Delhomme, and would have talented receivers around him to help him find success.
So my official Colt Brennan prediction: Round 4, Pick 10 (109 overall), Carolina Panthers.
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