1.01 in real life. 1.01 in fantasy rookie drafts. Fresh off one of the greatest collegiate years in history, he is the only QB of the 2020 class that is a certain starter. I certainly don't think Burrow is the messiah for a Bengals franchise that hasn't won a playoff game since 1991 (against a team that doesn't exist anymore). That being said it is hard to see a world where he doens't have fantasy relevance in 2020. He has plenty of dynamic play making talent around him ande a significantly improved offensive line. Jonah Williams will finally be available after being taken at #11 overall in 2019 and will ahve an instant impact. Add this all to reigning National Champion and Heisman Winner's poise and calm in the pocket and it will come as no surprise if he finishes in the top 15 QBs for fantasy in 2020. The highest floor player in this years rookie class. Also he looks like the Home Alone kid which is fun.
What could have been for Tua had he not been injured? The narrative to start the 2019 NFL Season was "Tank for Tua". Ironically even after somehow winning 5 games (including against the Patriots. How good), the Dolphins end up with him anyway. While Tua is a far greater risk than Burrow, his ceiling is significantly higher. Dynamic and mobile, Tua could be anything on a Miami team that has drafted very well and accumulated a lot of 2021 draft capital. He has been regularly compared to both Drew Brees and Russel Wilson. Even if he returned half of their fantasy value, you would have some very happy owners. The biggest question on Tua is his health (knee, high ankle, index finger on throwing hand and most recently a hip operation). The most recent report from Doctor Thomas Byrd (independent Dr) reports Tua's most recent scans are "pristine" which bodes well. The current Covid climate will create some uncertainty as pre-season unfolds). All in all, Tua's reqard far outweighs the risk. Depending on team needs, Tua should be drafted 1.02-1.04. As exciting a prospect as Tua is, don't expect him to start the season. We still have some "Fitzmagic" to look forward to.
The Chargers hope they have found their next franchise QB. Herbert is big (6'6" and 236 lbs) and strong and has a great arm. Herbert regularly makes plays with his legs which gives him a high floor, though a common knock on him is his inability to make "wow" plays. Herbert could be 'boom or bust' though there is no denying his raw physical attributes with many industry experts rating Herbert rated as the most athletically gifted QB of this class. It is likely Herbert sits behind Tyrod Taylor for the 2020 season, however that will be a good thing for his development. With Burrow and Tua a lock for top 5 picks, it is likely Herbert falls to late in the first round which is excellent value for a future starting QB with Herbert's attributes. .
The pro players Eason has been comped with sums it all up. Carson Palmer (elite size and arm) and…Brock Osweiler (poise in the pocket and decision making). Eason is a great deep passer but lacks mobility. The Colts taking a chance in the fourth rd with the idea of having him sit behind Phillip Rivers. Eason sits so high in my rankings and in his own tier as he has a clear path to a starting job (Rivers is 100 years old and I'm confident one of his 20 kids has made him a Grandfather). A Colts early round QB selection in 2021 torpedos any future fantasy value, however in a year without many good rookie QB prospects (thanks a lot 2018 and 2019) Eason is worth a chance
Jalen Hurts. Must mean Wentz Hurts (I'll show myself out). Another confusing pick given Carson Wentz is a very good QB. The only conclusion I can draw is there is real concern for the long term health of Wentz. In isolation Hurts is an OK prospect. A dual threat that has drawn Tebow comparisons, Hurts produced everywhere he went. A great on field leader who is tough and durable (again, you OK Carson?), he is prone to make poor decisions. He will have a low floor if he ever starts given his ability to roll out of the pocket and scramble for yards, however he is another one I won't be in a rush to draft.
Aaron Rodgers is currently crafting a Matt LeFluer and Brian Gutekunst voodoo doll. A truly confusing pick in the second round given the current starting QB (and future Hall of Famer) still has three years left on his deal with an eye watering 50 mil dead cap. What makes this pick even more confusing is the fact Love is a questionable prospect. He was highly inconsistent, struggled against zone coverage (six games with multiple INTs) and his decision making has raised many an eyebrow. It's not all doom and gloom. Beutiful throwing action and his touch on deep passes is a joy to behold. But to be perfectly honest, I am in no rush to draft Love and there are plenty of WRs and RBs I'd take in front of him. He sits so high on my rankings purely for the fact that the Packers front office obviously like him (or they just don't like second round picks). Sorry Aaron but you've been Farved.
Minshew Mania! Luton sits this high on the list for one reason only. The Jags have no money invested in Minshew and there is no one else on that team. Luton who looks to be an adequate system QB could well find himself taking some first team snaps if the Minshew bandwagon loses its wheels. Given the late round capital spent on Luton, Minshew guarenteed to be the guy (excellent news for my cheaply purchased fantasy shares). Luton will be a good value taxi squad stash.
A mid round Darnold insurance policy, James Morgan promises little. Physically limited, inaccurate, and the touch of a ra…well his touch isn't great either. I will be in no hurry to draft him anywhere, especially with the depth of WR talent. Always worth a taxi stash.
QB1 by TV reputation, QB2 by occupation. Taken in the 5th by the bills, Fromm is nothing more than a QB. I do not buy into the narrative that Josh Allen's innacuracy problems will lead to a benching. Allen is young, mobile and has taken the bills to the playoffs. Add that to the fact the Bills face a AFC East without TB12 for the first time in 1000 years, Allen is safe as houses. Here you go Jake. Take this iPad and millions of dollars every year. Welcome to the greatest job on earth. The backup QB.
Tannehill. You mean Tannethrill? Cole McDonald in the sixth round doesn't suggest anything other than depth piece. However at pick 224 overall…Tom Brady anyone? That was a joke. Please do not draft Cole Mcdonald. Or his farm. Sorry.
I guess Dak hasn't technically signed? But then again it's hard to see Dinucci ever being more than the back up of the back up. His name sounds like a character from a gangster movie which is cool. Doesn't help my fantasy team though.
Brees. Winston, Hill. Hard to see Tommy Stevens having any sort of impact at the Saints.
7th round pick behind Cousins who has been extended after taking the Vikings deep into the playoffs says all you need to know.