Tua Tagovailoa simply wrapped up his first season with the Miami Dolphins, however his future with the crew may already be in jeopardy. Regardless of him being a rookie, a report surfaced this previous month that his teammates weren’t assured in his talents, and he has been talked about in commerce talks in terms of the tense scenario between the Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson. Whereas some could also be questioning his potential as an NFL quarterback, there are others who anticipate him to make an enormous leap in his second season. A type of individuals is Corridor of Fame extensive receiver Terrell Owens.
Throughout a current dialogue on Owens’ YouTube channel with fellow Corridor of Fame wideout Jerry Rice, the query was requested if Tagovailoa was the following Steve Younger-type participant. Owens then informed a narrative about assembly Tagovailoa for the primary time on the College of Alabama and working routes with him, and the way he got here away so impressed with the younger quarterback that he thought he may begin within the league instantly.
“He comes out, he wasn’t as tall as I believed he was going to be, we was on the market an hour and half,” Owens stated (H/T 247Sports). “This dude was so spectacular that after I left there, I used to be like, ‘Oh my gosh, actually, this dude may in all probability play within the league proper now,'” Owens stated. “He hit each route. Once I was working my routes, I used to be envisioning and I noticed Steve Younger throwing the ball to me.”
Owens then revealed that he made a guess with a buddy at halftime of the nationwide championship recreation, when Tagovailoa changed Jalen Hurts and led Alabama to a comeback victory over Georgia again in January of 2018.
Tagovailoa accomplished 64.1% of his passes for 1,814 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions in 10 video games this previous season. It was an up-and-down yr, however the younger signal-caller has sufficient expertise that he may change the minds of some detractors in 2021.