Hey, stick around. Most of us appreciate good conversations with opposing fans. After all, we all love football.
I do think Tua makes players around him look better. Same arguments were made with Tom Brady coming out of Michigan.
I have no idea if Tua will be great. He would be coming into, initially, a tough situation if drafted by Miami. I do like his athleticism, touch and decision making. Those are nice skills to have.
Herbert scares me the most in terms of the top quarterback prospects. Very talented, but I think maybe boom or bust.
Also want to point out that no matter what QB we end up drafting doesn't necessarily mean they will automatically start right away week 1 just because they are our top selection in the draft.
If the coaching staff understands it isn't smart to throw the rookie QB in right away then they shouldn't do it. We still have Fitz another year and Rosen another few years. A lot of people around here want instant gratification and success but for next year we all have to understand there will be another significant turnover of the roster. There is going to be another learning curve in the first half of next season. Would we want our new rookie QB to be thrown to the wolves right away in week 1 and have a week 1 result like this year? Or would it be better to put a rookie QB in maybe half way through next year? I would think putting a rookie QB in now this season vs week 1 of this year would be a smarter decision. You can see the growth and improvement from week 1.
We are still going to have to be patient next year. We need a tackle and an interior lineman in the draft. If we can find a player like Boehm or trade a late round pick for a similar player we need to do that. Let the line work out the kinks through the first 8 games next year then eveluate if it makes sense to put a rookie QB in. The track record for Alabama and Oregon QBs in the NFL scare the living **** out of me. Saban hasn't produced one. Tua isn't a slam dunk. Like BillsFanInPeace said..if we don't set up a QB for success it won't matter who we draft. Then we tanked for nothing.