Marty Hurney on WFT QB: It’s a team game, you can’t isolate one position

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Washington Football Team executive vice president of football/player personnel Marty Hurney said on Wednesday that the team has a lot of work to do when it comes to the quarterback position, but he also noted that the team’s offseason can’t focus on one position at the expense of all the others.

The team made a bid for Matthew Stafford before the Lions agreed to trade him to the Rams and could be bidders for others in the coming weeks, but Hurney stressed that the team can’t have blinders on when it comes to the team that would surround their quarterback.

“This is a team game,” Hurney said, via Peter Hailey of “As important as that quarterback position is, you have to have people around him. . . . You can’t isolate one position.”

Head coach Ron Rivera said he doesn’t “want to see us get into a situation where we can’t put playmakers around our guy, we can’t protect our guy” and called it a “struggle” to balance all of those needs as the team heads into the meat of the offseason.

9 responses to “Marty Hurney on WFT QB: It’s a team game, you can’t isolate one position

  1. As much as I like and admire Alex Smith, for the sake of his own health and his young family, I hope Washington urges him to retire. I love watching the guy play, but I also cringe every time he takes a hit. I feel like he’s one good hit away from losing a leg, and nothing is worth that happening, especially with young kids and plenty of money already socked away. Whatever happens, I wish him the best of luck — one of the most professional and mature team players I’ve seen in the more than 50 years I’ve been following the NFL.

  2. Smith needs to go… that leg issue will not go away, just like it did towards the end of last season. He is not reliable anymore. Sorry, but it’s the truth.

  3. Yes, but a great QB will make everyone around him better and may win a championship for you.

  4. collectordude says:
    February 4, 2021 at 10:25 am
    Yes, but a great QB will make everyone around him better and may win a championship for you.


    It’s 2021 and how the game is going. Building teams like Joe Gibbs used to isn’t really possible anymore.

  5. Love you Alex. Physically he just isn’t right. You knew that when he could not go for the playoff game. Absolutely want him in the building and involved with the Team. He has much to offer. He also has much to offer his family. Be safe Alex.

  6. We’ll trade you Derek Carr and Tyrell Williams for #19 and a mid-round pick! Get yourself a starting QB and a #2 WR to pair with Scary Terry. Raiders trade #17, #19, 22 1st, 23 1st for Deshaun Watson.

  7. It’s amazing some of the trades fans dream up to make the fantasy of their team winning the superbowl come true in their heads.

  8. No one is trying to build a Joe Gibbs team. The teams in the Super Bowl have great qb’s but that’s not all they have. They have great receiving talent, great offensive line talent, great defensive line talent. They didn’t trade away their futures for Brady or Mahomes. When Brady leaves, that team will be setup to keep being special, with a decent qb.

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