Is it possible that the Miami Dolphins will really pass over Tua Tagovailoa in the 2020 NFL Draft? ESPN’s Adam Schefter seems to think so.
During an appearance on SportsCenter on Tuesday, Schefter expressed some doubt that the Dolphins will take the University of Alabama quarterback with the fifth-overall pick:
“I’m not so sure the Dolphins are all in on Tua the way that people think … And it will be interesting to think what they will do at [number] 5 if he is there and Miami doesn’t trade up, move around — whatever it may be. I’m not so sure that Tua will be their guy.”
We also heard a rumor earlier this week that Miami was set to pursue a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals to try and snatch the No. 1 overall pick to draft LSU signal-caller Joe Burrow.
So, could the sudden chatter about the Dolphins not exactly being in love with Tagovailoa have to do with that?
Perhaps Miami prefers Burrow (just like most everyone else at this point) and sees him as Plan A, but if the club can’t reach a deal with the Bengals for the No. 1 overall selection, it will just settle for Tagovailoa at No. 5.
One thing is for sure: the Dolphins are in desperate need of a quarterback.
Miami went through with 2019 with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen under center. While Fitzpatrick has played well for stretches throughout his NFL career, he is a 37-year-old journeyman and Rosen is looking more and more like a bust.
It seems hard to imagine the Dolphins not taking a signal-caller. Maybe they actually have Justin Herbert ranked higher than Tagovailoa?
Whatever the case may be, it’s setting up to be an interesting lead-up to the draft.