I agree getting the 1st is much better than a 2nd, and no I don't think you'll be one to bitch about the trade, as you were never a fan boy, and for the most part your pretty level headed. I agree if their in the hunt they wont bench him, but it probably also means he's not playing a little less than shitty..
They have a pretty good roster, so if he plays avg(say like Rivers this year, or slightly worse), I still think they can be in the playoff hunt. They were in the mix with Brissett a couple years back and he was pretty average that year.
I don't know what to expect out of him. It'll be interesting to see what he does.