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Get ready for what should be adequate compensation. Just saying
More of this, please.
 

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People are forgetting how promising he looked as a Freshman at OU... While playing for Lincoln Riley... Posting a 9-2 record... Ending up #6 in the country... #6 in PPG... Winning the BIG 12... And rolling FLA in the Cotton Bowl to finish the year....

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Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist … named national freshman of the year by CBS Sports … became second OU quarterback to be named an FWAA Freshman All-American (Sam Bradford) ... a first-team AP All-Big 12 selection and the organization's co-Big 12 newcomer of the year … an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree … started all 11 games … completed 214 of 317 pass attempts for 3,031 yards and 28 touchdowns with seven interceptions … rushed 81 times for 160 yards and six TDs … his six rushing TDs were the most by an OU freshman QB since Blake Bell had 13 in 2011 ... passed for at least 200 yards in 10 games and for at least two TDs in nine contests … had 15 touchdown passes and just two interceptions in last seven games … his 92.5 passing grade by PFF ranked third nationally (behind BYU's Zach Wilson and Heisman finalist Mac Jones of Alabama) ... ranked by PFF as nation's 13th-best player regardless of position ... led nation's freshmen in passing touchdowns, passing offense (275.5 ypg) and total offense (290.1 ypg) … among all players who played at least six games, ranked eighth in passing TDs, ninth in yards per pass attempt (9.6), 10th in pass efficiency rating (172.6), 14th in completion percentage (67.5), 15th in passing offense and 16th in yards per completion (14.2) … completed 14 of 23 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed seven times for 40 yards and a score in Cotton Bowl win over No. 10 Florida (12/30) ... named Most Outstanding Player of Big 12 Championship after completing 22 of 34 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown and rushing for a 9-yard score in win over No. 8 Iowa State (12/19) … accounted for five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) in win over No. 14 Oklahoma State (11/21) … completed 17 of 24 passes (71%) for 301 yards, four TDs and no interceptions (good for his second-best passer rating of the season [231.2]) and rushed for a 9-yard score against OSU … named Davey O’Brien QB of the Week, Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and Big 12 Newcomer of the Week following his performance vs. the Cowboys … registered 212 yards on 15 of 27 passing and a TD and rushed for a score in just over one half of play vs. Kansas (11/7) … completed 21 of 30 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns as Sooners mounted six consecutive scoring drives at Texas Tech (10/31) … threw for 332 yards and two TDs (including a 61-yarder) on 13 of 22 passing at TCU (10/24) … completed 23 of 35 passes for 209 yards and three TDs and rushed for a career-high 51 yards and a score on 14 carries in quadruple-overtime win over No. 22 Texas (10/10) … was 15 of 22 for 135 yards and two TDs after halftime against the Longhorns … completed 25 of 36 passes for 300 yards and two TDs and rushed for 20 yards and a score at Iowa State (10/3) … posted career highs of 30 completions, 41 attempts, 387 yards and four touchdowns vs. Kansas State (9/26) … completed 14 of 17 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns vs. Missouri State (9/12) in first career start … became first Oklahoma freshman quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in first start … also set OU freshman records for passing efficiency rating (303.3), yards per completion (23.7) and yards per attempt (17.1) vs. MSU … his passing efficiency rating vs. Missouri State set a Big 12 freshman record and rated as the third highest in school history regardless of class.
 

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People are forgetting how promising he looked as a Freshman at OU... While playing for Lincoln Riley... Posting a 9-2 record... Ending up #6 in the country... #6 in PPG... Winning the BIG 12... And rolling FLA in the Cotton Bowl to finish the year....

2020
Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist … named national freshman of the year by CBS Sports … became second OU quarterback to be named an FWAA Freshman All-American (Sam Bradford) ... a first-team AP All-Big 12 selection and the organization's co-Big 12 newcomer of the year … an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree … started all 11 games … completed 214 of 317 pass attempts for 3,031 yards and 28 touchdowns with seven interceptions … rushed 81 times for 160 yards and six TDs … his six rushing TDs were the most by an OU freshman QB since Blake Bell had 13 in 2011 ... passed for at least 200 yards in 10 games and for at least two TDs in nine contests … had 15 touchdown passes and just two interceptions in last seven games … his 92.5 passing grade by PFF ranked third nationally (behind BYU's Zach Wilson and Heisman finalist Mac Jones of Alabama) ... ranked by PFF as nation's 13th-best player regardless of position ... led nation's freshmen in passing touchdowns, passing offense (275.5 ypg) and total offense (290.1 ypg) … among all players who played at least six games, ranked eighth in passing TDs, ninth in yards per pass attempt (9.6), 10th in pass efficiency rating (172.6), 14th in completion percentage (67.5), 15th in passing offense and 16th in yards per completion (14.2) … completed 14 of 23 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed seven times for 40 yards and a score in Cotton Bowl win over No. 10 Florida (12/30) ... named Most Outstanding Player of Big 12 Championship after completing 22 of 34 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown and rushing for a 9-yard score in win over No. 8 Iowa State (12/19) … accounted for five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) in win over No. 14 Oklahoma State (11/21) … completed 17 of 24 passes (71%) for 301 yards, four TDs and no interceptions (good for his second-best passer rating of the season [231.2]) and rushed for a 9-yard score against OSU … named Davey O’Brien QB of the Week, Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and Big 12 Newcomer of the Week following his performance vs. the Cowboys … registered 212 yards on 15 of 27 passing and a TD and rushed for a score in just over one half of play vs. Kansas (11/7) … completed 21 of 30 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns as Sooners mounted six consecutive scoring drives at Texas Tech (10/31) … threw for 332 yards and two TDs (including a 61-yarder) on 13 of 22 passing at TCU (10/24) … completed 23 of 35 passes for 209 yards and three TDs and rushed for a career-high 51 yards and a score on 14 carries in quadruple-overtime win over No. 22 Texas (10/10) … was 15 of 22 for 135 yards and two TDs after halftime against the Longhorns … completed 25 of 36 passes for 300 yards and two TDs and rushed for 20 yards and a score at Iowa State (10/3) … posted career highs of 30 completions, 41 attempts, 387 yards and four touchdowns vs. Kansas State (9/26) … completed 14 of 17 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns vs. Missouri State (9/12) in first career start … became first Oklahoma freshman quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in first start … also set OU freshman records for passing efficiency rating (303.3), yards per completion (23.7) and yards per attempt (17.1) vs. MSU … his passing efficiency rating vs. Missouri State set a Big 12 freshman record and rated as the third highest in school history regardless of class.
So you're saying he's regressed...
 

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I really like Tagovalioa as a day two target. He helped himself today against OSU.
I really want to love Taulia, but man... He doesn't have pocket presences and he's short.

Besides that... He's a straight gamer. He and Spenser needs to sit and develop for at least a season. Would love to gamble on either of them.
 

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So you're saying he's regressed...

I'm not saying anything but to look at the whole picture... Not sure what happened his SO season, but he looked like the next big thing as a Freshman... Then looked like that again last night... The talent is there, The potential is there, The intangibles are there.... And frankly that's what you look for in draft prospects. He could be a great NFL QB... or a complete bust... But so could any of these college QB prospects we talk about... IMO, he's a good a bet as any, and there is a chance we wouldn't need a 1st rounder to take a shot on him...
 

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Get ready for what should be adequate compensation. Just saying
Reading the comment section after the article is telling. I’m sure most, if not all of the remarks are from general football fans, not Saints fans. It gives you a good prospective of what fans outside of our fan base really think of Coach Payton. I’m sure there is a franchise (owner) willing to give up a R1 pick and pay him a lot of money, but there are many that think he is nothing special without a great QB.
 
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I'm not saying anything but to look at the whole picture... Not sure what happened his SO season, but he looked like the next big thing as a Freshman... Then looked like that again last night... The talent is there, The potential is there, The intangibles are there.... And frankly that's what you look for in draft prospects. He could be a great NFL QB... or a complete bust... But so could any of these college QB prospects we talk about... IMO, he's a good a bet as any, and there is a chance we wouldn't need a 1st rounder to take a shot on him...
Character plays a part as well
 

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Reading the comment section after the article is telling. I’m sure most, if not all of the remarks are from general football fans, not Saints fans. It gives you a good prospective of what fans outside of our fan base really think of Coach Payton. I’m sure there is a franchise (owner) willing to give up a R1 pick and pay him a lot of money, but there are many that think he is nothing special with a great QB.
I didn’t read the comments bc it’s a non issue. SP ran up the scoreboard on so many teams that they are just bitter or salty. SP is not well liked with outside fanbases and they are not the ones who would ever place real value on his worth. GMs are the ones that will determine that. There will be suitors and if the starting point is one 1st minimum, then hey……let them all up the ante against one another.
 

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Character is built through adversity... He's had some
Don’t know anything about his character.

But he’s not a good QB. He has flashes. But a lot more bad than good.

Plenty of other better prospects out there worth taking a chance on. Personally, I’d rather tank for Caleb Williams. But the Saints would never do it.
 

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I really want to love Taulia, but man... He doesn't have pocket presences and he's short.

Besides that... He's a straight gamer. He and Spenser needs to sit and develop for at least a season. Would love to gamble on either of them.
I hear you. I love taking a shot on a QB on day two, as long as they have elite upside/potential in some important area and like you said, as long as you can let them sit and develop.

Tua can really create when a play breaks down, but he is too flawed to be a first day pick.
 

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