Tua Tagovailoa Is Killing It At Practice

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After suffering the “Bo Jackson” hip dislocation most NFL coaches worried about Tua Tagovailoa’s recovery for the NFL. The Miami Dolphins put faith in the quarterback by selecting him fifth overall and according to practice (sorry, Allen Iverson) … it’s about to pay off.

Hard to believe a player lighting up an NFL defense like this could draw comparisons in any way to Tim Tebow. Reality is that Tua had all the tools to be an elite NFL QB, but the recovery of his hip was the only detail of Tua to question.

Did we forget NFL teams get the opportunity to send their own doctors to evaluate a player? People couldn’t have thought the Dolphins were guessing. Right?

The team understood Bo Jackson’s injury was severe but happened in 1991. That is an era miles behind our current understanding of athletic medicine. 1991 is a long time ago. We are closer to 2050 than 1990. We were wearing fanny packs that year, so it’s understandable why doctors couldn’t save Bo Jackson’s career the way they will for Tua.

Miami Dolphins fans should be elated… they haven’t had anyone worth a damn at quarterback since Dan Marino’s final season in 2000.

It is also understandable to hit the breaks on Tua being the next coming of Marino, but Tua clearly recovered from his ugly injury at Bama. Projecting dominance from college into the NFL is next to impossible, but let’s acknowledge the rookie is checking every box possible to date and that should scare the piss out of Bill Belichick.

Unless of course it leads to New England grabbing Trevor Lawrence No. 1. Genius.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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