If you move up, you’re going to pay a price. I wouldn’t be against giving up a package for a certain individual who you think is an incredible player, a difference-maker. But the people who go up to do something like that probably think, ‘We’re a player away from a world championship.’ I don’t know if we’re there yet.
Eli was one of the four players we were considering as the first pick in the draft. Eli, his family and [agent] Tom Condon of IMG felt that the Chargers were not a good fit for Eli’s future. The rest is history. We wish him well in his NFL career.
There’s always a first time for everybody, but I think he’ll do a terrific job and he’ll work well with people, which is very important. You’ve got a new head coach there and new ownership, so it’s a new beginning for them. I think it’ll be a good mix.
Fran was at the Grey Cup. I don’t know how many teams actually send a director or scout. My point is he’s a tireless worker and he’ll look wherever there are players that you think can help your football team win.