I now understand the mindset of Jet fans wanting to see Sam under center, in green & white; as our potential Franchise QB of the future. Kid looks to have tremendous talent. The type of kid you can truly attempt to build a team around. Or so it currently appears as such. I can (and will) no longer longer criticize or question longtime fans who wouldn't mind losing here in 2017, in order to dream of a greater future with a real Franchise QB leading the way. As i get older and watch my daughter grow; I'm starting to see the bigger picture as a fan and as a poster. With the potential this defense could have along with these younger receivers on our roster etc I'd love to have an Andrew Luck type of prospect/QB under Center. Who wouldn't. Even down in TB these fans have hope with a young Winston out of FSU as their new face of the franchise. Face it. A blue chip QB prospect out of the draft is an exciting thought. When being realistic Joe Namath was the last franchise quarterback in which this longtime suffering fan base has witnessed. It's been a longtime coming to say the least. A lot of what if's in between but what if Penny never suffered multiple injuries that required shoulder surgery on his throwing arm? That kid was a genius upstairs and as accurate as they came. What if. I'm 31 turning 32 years of age. Feels like I've posted on these forums for around 15 years. I've been a homer at heart. I'm guilty of that. Now. I just wanna be a football fan and go with the flow. I'm tired of trying to be right and/or convince others regarding the ways we all see the game. With that said I'm still a firm believe that it takes a team to compete. Especially in Football. I just wanna see these kids do good. I can't help it. I want Mo Wilk to play like the real 96 this year. I want Richardson to play pissed off. I want Williams to continue his development into an absolute animal of a cornerstone defender. I wanna see Lee take the next step as a 2nd year MLB and flourish behind a talented defensive front. I wanna see Adams flashing signs of greatness while roaming the backfield as a young Sean Taylor once did. I wanna see this kid re-vamp the culture of this secondary and hopefully Maye can follow suit. I wanna see our young receivers flash with Hackenberg. I wanna see what this 2nd year kid with a high I.Q along with a cannon for an arm has inside of him. I haven't seen it yet but I'd like to see how he looks with younger receivers in Quincy, Robby, the kid Stewart out of Alabama etc all running routes on the field with him. Or what a veteran presence in Decker can do for a young kid QB in Hackenberg. I can't quit on Hackenberg before I've first seen him in action. I just can't do it. He was impressive as a Freshman @ PSU with Robinson as his #1 while O'Brian ran him through the QB ringer. I'd love to see what he has right here and right now come 2017. If he flashes. Great. We could have a young arm to build around with a head up stairs. If not. If he flops like a fish. Chances are we'll be in the runnings for a top 3 draft pick with a lot more salary cap heading into the offseason. In closing my outlook for 2017 is just different. No more bold claims. No more predictions. No more going back and fourth with fans who've lost hope and can only re-gain hope with a top 3 draft pick in order to secure a highly covered blue chip qb prospect. No more talking up players on paper etc. I just wanna see what these kids can do on the field and then re-evaluate come the offseason. If we shock the world as a playoff contender, that'll be fun. If not. Hey. Maybe we'll suck enough to excite this fan base with a QB hopeful. Fantasy football. Parlay tickets. BBQ Sundays. Pickem leagues. Football just can't return soon enough. Face it. We're longtime suffering fans. I've accepted it. Might as well have fun & embrace it.