Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa is already ‘physically all ready to go’
It’s been less than a year since Tua Tagovailoa suffered a serious hip injury that ended his final season at Alabama. After being taken with the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, Tagovailoa is reportedly one-hundred percent physically.
Chris Cabott, Tagovailoa’s agent, revealed via the Miami Herald that the rookie signal-caller is physically prepared to play for the Dolphins:
“(Tua) is physically all ready to go,” Cabott is quoted.
Since Tagovailoa was selected by the Dolphins, there has been an ongoing conversation on whether or not he should start in Week 1. At the same time, some people believe it is best if Miami is cautious with the No. 5 pick in his rookie campaign.
Last November, Tagovailoa would sustain a dislocated hip versus Mississippi State. As a result, Alabama would need to bring the medical cart out to help Tagovailoa off of the field.
Following his medical results, it was discovered that he suffered the same injury that hindered Bo Jackson’s NFL career. At the same time, Tagovailoa’s injury would prevent him from finishing his final collegiate season.
There are a couple of ways that the Dolphins could handle Tagovailoa in his debut season with the franchise. First and foremost, they could allow him to earn the starting job during training camp.
Or they could deploy veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the second straight season in Week 1. That would allow Tagovailoa to have some extra time to assure his health before starting in his first game.
Regardless of when he starts, Dolphins fans are anxious to see their hopeful franchise quarterback suit up for the team for the first time. With that being said, those fans could see him starting sooner rather than later.