Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t see his team spending a high-round pick on a quarterback come the 2014 NFL Draft in May.
After (and for that matter, during) the 2013 season, many opined that now is the time to find Tony Romo’s successor. He is 33, after all, and he turns 34 in April. But, influenced by the recent spate of NFL-ready quarterbacks coming into the league, Jones doesn’t see the benefit of taking a QB now.
“I don’t anticipate drafting a quarterback high with where we are with Romo, especially one that might can play immediately and several of these guys in today’s NFL are playing pretty quick, [Seattle's Russell] Wilson, and [San Francisco's Colin] Kaepernick, and those guys who are move-around types, some of those guys who take a little more seasoning are your traditional quarterbacks, so all of that would figure in,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “An early pick would be more inclined to be one that you would say use now.
“The other thing we’ve got is when you draft out of that first round, those are four-year contracts and three-year contracts as you go down, so to some degree, you’re just drafting one to develop for somebody else.”
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