The Miami Dolphins will be glad they drafted Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday.
During the 2020 NFL Draft, many expected the Miami Dolphins to draft a quarterback. However, there was a question as to who they would select with their first-round pick. Would they take Tua Tagovailoa, or would they draft Justin Herbert? Would another NFL team slide in front of them and force their hand?
After a brilliant smokescreen, the Dolphins finally decided to draft Tagovailoa despite the injury concerns. At the time, it was seen as the obvious choice. Despite the question marks surrounding Tua’s health, he had the potential to be the best quarterback out of this class.
However, Justin Herbert has been playing incredibly well in Los Angeles. He was forced into the starting role earlier than most expected, but he is handling the adversity with poise. He has stepped up, and he appears to be a future star in the NFL. Despite the Chargers failing to win, Herbert has them excited about their future.
This was happening while Tua Tagovailoa was still on the bench for the Miami Dolphins. That led some to question whether or not the Dolphins made the right call. Obviously, it is too early to determine that one way or another. When you draft a franchise quarterback, they are graded years into the future. You can’t say that the Dolphins should have drafted someone else before their guy even gets a chance to step onto the field.
Now that Alabama football’s star is back to looking like his old self, this debate has become more interesting. Tua is looking to be everything that the Dolphins were looking for, which silenced some doubters. However, he has a great chance to make a statement on Sunday.
The Miami Dolphins will face off against Herbert’s Chargers. While quarterbacks never truly face off against each other as NBA stars might, they can still be compared when they play in the same game. You will get to see both players on the same field. They will each be trying to make the necessary plays to win the game for their team. While each defense presents a different set of challenges, many will be using this game to defend their arguments regarding who the Dolphins should have drafted.
Again, this cannot be determined by one game. That being said, Tua Tagovailoa can at least make Miami fans feel good about their choice if he thrives against this LA defense and wins the game for his team. The Chargers have a great defense with stars on every level, but Tua has proven that he can break down NFL defenses. It will be a fun game to watch, and Alabama football fans will hope that it breaks Tua’s way.