1. Jordan Love vs. Justin Herbert
There are still about a gajillion things that have to happen before the quarterback situation in the 2020 NFL Draft gets figured out.
Where’s Tom Brady going to land? How about Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Phil Rivers and Teddy Bridgwater?
Does Las Vegas really want to get rid of Derek Carr? Does Detroit really want to move on from Matthew Stafford?
Cincinnati (1), Detroit (3), Miami (5, 18, 26), LA Chargers (6), Carolina (7), and Indianapolis (13) are the teams that have to address the quarterback situation either through free agency or in the draft. Jacksonville (9, 20) and Chicago (2nd round) could use another option, and New Orleans (24) has to find a real option for the future that’s not Taysom Hill.
Joe Burrow is a lock for the Bengals at the No. 1 pick – unless Miami gives away a ton of its drat picks to move up. For now, assume Burrow is the one.
The Redskins take Chase Young, Detroit waits on a quarterback with so much talent up top, New York Giants either trade down or go for a weapon for Daniel Jones at the 4, and then it’s up to Miami at the 5.
All the early medical evaluations on Tua Tagovailoa’s hip are positive, but is it worth the risk?
It was up to Justin Herbert and Jordan Love to look so good that a team won’t want to take the chance that Tagovailoa can’t last, and they did exactly that.
Herbert and Love were fantastic in Indy.
Herbert cranked out a special workout. The 6-6, 236-pounder ran a 4.68, blasted a 35.5″ vertical, looked exactly the part of a modern day franchise quarterback. The tools are there.
Love wasn’t quite as amazing physically, but he’s got the arm, he’s got the resumé when it comes to reading a defense and make the pro throws needed, and at 6-4 and 224 pounds, he looked exactly the part of a modern day franchise quarterback, too.
Jacob Eason was solid in the workout – he could be a first rounder – and others were terrific, but now the NFL knows what it’s working with after the free agency dust settles.
Burrow is the 1, Tua, Love and Herbert will all go in the top seven, there will be a drop to Eason, there will be another drop to the Jalen Hurts, Jake Fromm area, and then comes another drop.
But first. TB12 has to decide what he’s going to do.