You wouldnt know it based on his play the past few years. He hasnt been as good as any of those guys.
But now he is "fully healthy" and is in tip top shape. Lots of fans are expecting the Mitchell of 2014-2019 whereas I'm expecting the 2021-2022 version. Best to keep my expectations low.
Naturally there's talk about the right/wrong QB for the OC system in place and vice versa but there is also the distinct possibility this franchise hitched its wagon to the wrong HC and Pres and it doesnt matter much who the QB is.
Crash, you had a great post on the other site. I want to address some of the things you wrote.
2019 Masoli/Evans, IIRC, threw downfield a LOT more under Condell (if you have the spray charts, we can see if my memory is correct). I also don't remember Collaros checking-down under Condell/Austin that much.
You would have to wonder what changed? Here's a few theories: - poor O-line with zero pass protection and run blocking skills - a RB who can't block or pick up blitzes (or release to the flats for a check-down) - a complete lack of receivers who can occupy that short-to-medium range area of the field. They tried to "Deebo" Addison, and a ruptured Achilles and two surgeries later... - no Speedy (or alternate) to take a 2-yard pass to an 80-yd TD.
Some rationale behind Bo's decision to sign here instead of Sask. Designed to make Rider fans gnash their teeth.
I'm still not convinced he's the answer here; although he's said all the right things since signing, none of that is gonna mean squat unless he produces. The team had better get busy making some hard decisions on veteran, overpaid talent: CVZ, Ted, and even Simoni are going to be on the bubble.