Thanks to Reader Mike. I thought the announcement was later, but he decided already.
I don’t think Tua will last until the 5th spot. Let’s assume the Bengals take Burrow #1. That leaves the Skins, Lions, and Giants.
The consensus is that none of those three teams need a QB, let alone Tua.
The Cardinals last year proved that you can have a new QB with some upside (Josh Rosen) and simply give up on him if you feel a newcomer is better. Tua and Burrow seem a lot better than Kyler Murray, so this same thing could happen again.
I guarantee you that Tua is better than Daniel Jones (Giants), Dwayne Haskins (Skins), or an oft-injured and older Matt Stafford. (He has the tools, but how long does Detroit stick with this guy?)
Giants could trade Jones and select Tua, coaxing Eli to stick around as Tua’s backup/trainer/mentor for a few seasons. Same for the Lions and Stafford. The Skins have no one in the Eli/Stafford role.
Also, don’t underestimate a wounded Bill Belichick. He could trade into a Top 5 spot and get ahead of us.