Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa savagely smeared by anonymous teammates
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa just concluded his rookie campaign in the league. While he managed to find success by being instated as the team’s starting quarterback moving forward, his teammates had a different opinion regarding his skillsets and his potential as their playmaker of the future, via The Miami Herald.
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Based on Armando Salguero’s reports, many Dolphins players were reportedly unimpressed with Tagovailoa dating back to the team’s training camp prior to the season. Due to their skepticism, they were caught off guard by head coach Brian Flores’ decision to name Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams.
In addition, a player shared that he was disappointed when he heard the news of Ryan Fitzpatrick not being available to play in their must-win game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 17. The player thought that Fitzpatrick was always better than Tagovailoa.
Moreover, they don’t see anything special in the Dolphins rookie except for his accuracy in throwing the ball. Another defensive player added that he isn’t quite impressed with Tagovailoa’s arm strength and even his running game when all the passing lanes are unavailable.
He is also not convinced that the 22-year-old will ever be at par with the likes of the other AFC quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Deshaun Watson.
“Those are the boys we got to beat right? this player said. “It looks right now like that’s going to be a big challenge.”
It would be unfair to judge Tua Tagovailoa as he just finished his first year in the pros. From the looks of it, he might potentially be a late-bloomer who will need more time to adjust to the physicality of the league. Nonetheless, the Dolphins brass will have a huge decision to make come the 2021 NFL Draft on the direction that the team will be heading to moving forward.