I don't mind developing a QB, but they dropped a R4 on Jones and it seems early to give up on him.
Also, this was part of the problem. Landry Jones
was is was
is never gonna make it in the league.
Probably so, but dumping Landry before we know is compounding an error, IMO. So many needs on this team, I'd either wait for a year to look at QB, take a top QB if he falls to an irresistible point (unlikely), or just roll the dice on a R6-7 guy to compete with Landry. I'd rather not waste 2 successive R4s and come away with zero.*Edit:
I'd just add that it's much riskier IMO to go with Savage than Jones, since Savage danced from Rutgers to Arizona to Pitt. Both guys are larger frame, strong arm types, but Jones had much better collegiate stats: 16,646 yards passing v. 5,690; 123 TD-52 INT v. 21-9; 63.6% ave completion (60%+ 3 out of 4 years) v. 61.2% (1 out of 3); etc.
Not necessarily saying Savage can't be coached up, but he's starting from a much more difficult spot.