Seer of Visions
- Jun 2, 2004
- Reaction score
- Weeki Wachee, Florida
I like Tua as a passer... however he has not displayed durability...shows a propensity to hold the ball to long leading to taking more punishment and injuries.Tua did it consistently, not just good for one year with pretty much bad to meh tape outside of that. There is zero bad tape on Tua. Tua played behind a pretty porous line last year, on a dodgy ankle and still went toe to toe with Burrow in that game, if he were fully fit that game could well have gone the other way, even still it was close. Tua throws with anticipation better than anyone in the college game over the last decade or more, his accuracy is incredible and again he did that for 2 and a bit seasons starting not just one year. Tua has the stronger arm. Tua excelled in two vastly different offenses, a lot of the success of Burrow last year has been attributed to Brady coming in there, true or not there is no evidence he can adapt to another system like Tua has already shown. Tua had to study last year while Burrow got to spend most of his time in his senior year in college studying tape, that was a big advantage and it's clearly something he excels at.
Burrow is a fine prospect, don't get me wrong, he can do things that Tua can't, like being a threat in the running game. His accuracy, vision and sheer ability to play the position that he demonstrated last year was exceptional. But for me Tua is still the guy, he's the one I would bet on most to be an elite level QB in the NFL. This is my opinion, everyone is entitled to their own, and none are wrong. The top and bottom of it is that in order to select Burrow, you are going to have to give up everything, if the Bengals will even listen, to take Tua, we can probably stay right where we are. It's a simple choice imo in the end.
This is the NFL... they hit harder and are faster and the season is much longer.
Tua lost not only his matchup with Burrow (In Tuscaloosa)... he also lost his matchup with Trevor Lawrence. The excuses from Tua apologists are he was injured?
Exactly....he is injured too much!
Fact is... Burrow transferred from Ohio State and in his first season and was playing well by mid-season...continued that ascension into last year where he put up crazy numbers and beat everybody! 6-7 top ten teams.
Burrow is QB1 for me!