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Spencer Rattler: Best fits in the NFL


Spencer Rattler top fits in the NFL

By: Pat Pitts

Every season, a desperate franchise looks to revive itself from the dead in the NFL draft. Whether it is a franchise quarterback or a difference-maker on defense, teams need a player that can turn the sinking ship around. 

A few weeks ago, Trevor Lawrence gave the Jaguars franchise hope when they drafted him first overall in the draft. Jacksonville showed how important having a franchise QB is to having a successful franchise in 2020. So which team will be looking for a new one in 2021?

Spencer Rattler ranks at the top of draft expert’s way too early big boards and for good reason. Rattler shows flashes of greatness that translate well over in the NFL. 

For anyone not familiar with Rattler, allow me to summarize his play for the purpose of this article. Kyler Murray’s style of play paired with Baker Mayfield’s size and stature makes up Spencer Rattler. Oklahoma has transformed into QBU

Rattler has the opportunity to be the third QB out of Oklahoma to win a Heisman and be drafted first overall. Mayfield and Murray have helped their teams out of the bottom of the league into becoming potential playoff teams. 

It is not a matter of if, but when for Rattler to claim the role as franchise QB. He just needs to be on the right team. Here a few teams that could use Rattler’s services in 2022. 

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers find themselves in a weird position heading into this upcoming season as Dwayne Haskins backs up Big Ben this season. He is not the long term solution.

The Steelers are looking at a top pick in the 2022 draft by how their team looks as of now. The offensive line of years past has vanished. JuJu Smith-Schuster has not lived up to the WR1 hype. They have great running backs but no one to block for them. 

Rattler running an RPO-type gameplan in the offense makes them scary. Harris and McFarland can be used in different roles, and even WRs like James Washington can be utilized in the run game. Rattler’s arm makes him a dual-threat with his ability to air it out downfield. 

The Steelers have to take the 2021 season with a grain of salt. It is going to be painful, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Trust the process. 

Houston Texans

Houston, you have a problem. 

The Texans need just about everything to be a competitive team again. Watson does not look like he will be ready for 2021. They missed out on a first-round player due to horrible decision-making by the front office. But the worst has to be the hiring of a new head coach, David Culley; a former WR coach who has coached the worst-rated WR corps for the past three seasons. 

*everything is fine gif*

Rattler brings hope to a hopeless organization. His game-changing ability at the QB position is what the Texans need to kick off a rebuilding process. 

Trade for draft picks. Draft Rattler. Surround him with talented receivers. You’re welcome. 

New York Giants 

I am not a fan of Daniel Jones. He has not impressed me in his two seasons as a starter. His passing numbers are below average along with throwing double-digit interceptions in both seasons. Rattler needs to replace him. 

Spencer Rattler fits like a glove in the Giants’ offense. Lining up next to Saquon gives him an advantage with one of the best RBs in the league as your safety blanket. Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepherd and Darius Slayton have different styles of play that would compliment an RPO offense ran by Rattler. 

The issue is that they may be playing for a playoff spot with their top ten defense, but something has to give. The Giants cannot keep sending in Danny Dimes to play every week to be competitive. Daniel Jones represents the old; Spencer Rattler symbolizes the new. 

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