Dolphins news: Tua Tagovailoa's Madden 21 rating comes just under Joe Burrow's
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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s Madden 21 rating comes just under Joe Burrow’s

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Tua Tagovailoa was the second quarterback taken in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, with Joe Burrow going before him at the No. 1 selection. After getting taken after Burrow, Tagovailoa’s Madden 21 rating will be slightly lower than Burrow’s to begin the 2020 season.

On Monday, EA Sports revealed some player’s ratings ahead of the release of the franchise’s next installment of the famous video game. While Burrow boasts a 76 overall rating, Tagovailoa holds the second-highest overall among rookie passers with a 73 overall.

At the same time, Burrow was given a better speed and agility rating than the Dolphins’ new quarterback. Furthermore, the only attributes that Tagovailoa tops Burrow in are carrying and throwing power. Of course, his ratings could be subject to change if he does see the field in 2020 with the Dolphins.

Despite being the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tagavailoa is recovering from a season-ending hip injury that he suffered in 2019. Before he could finish his junior season at Alabama, Tagovailoa would be sidelined for Alabama’s final four games.

Nevertheless, shortly before this year’s draft took place, Tagovailoa posted a video of himself throwing a football. It was the first time he had thrown a football since injuring his hip in November.

Seeing that his injury was considered serious, the Dolphins are taking a cautious approach with Tagovailoa. If he’s unable to grasp the offense or show he’s healthy enough to start, then Ryan Fitzpatrick could start in Week 1.

However, the first-year quarterback is said to be ‘physically all ready to go’ once training camps begin later this month. Regardless of when he makes his debut, Tagovailoa will be looking to minimize the gap between him and Burrow in Madden.