After much anticipation, Tua Tagovailoa declared for the 2020 NFL Draft on Monday. As we all know, Tua’s season ended early due to a broken nose and hip injury. During his freshman season, Tagovailoa entered the championship game after halftime. Alabama’s offense couldn’t move the ball against Georgia, but Tua lead the Tide back to win the national championship. The following season, Tagovailoa was the runner-up to Kyler Murray in the Heisman Trophy race. Tua Tagovailoa was having another great season when he went down with the injury. With Tua entering the 2020 NFL Draft, he’s projected from the top-10 to late in the first round. Tua has amazing talent and could be a game changer for a franchise. The question is, where will Tua be drafted this coming spring?
Miami holds the 5th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The Dolphins could use help anywhere on the roster, but they need to sure up the QB position. Does Miami see Josh Rosen as their future signal caller? Miami went to Rosen briefly before turning back to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Ryan Fitzpatrick could be brought back on a 1-year deal while Tua recovers and learn. Miami could also use Josh Rosen as trade bait to get a late round pick. We also have to factor in Justin Herbert in this position. Miami could go in another direction and just take the best player available at the time.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers have the pick right after the Dolphins. The Chargers could be taking a look at Justin Herbert in this position. We all think that it’s a good chance Philip Rivers won’t be brought back. If so, the Chargers could give him a 1-year deal and still draft a QB. Los Angeles has too much talent on offense that’s young to not think about the future of the franchise. Tua would be a great fit with the Chargers and he would also bring excitement and paying fans.
With the 12th or 19th pick, the Oakland Raiders could select Tua if he’s available. We all know that Jon Gruden is high on Tua and not so keen with David Carr. Would Gruden package those picks and move up to drat Tua? We know that Jon Gruden loves QBs and drafting Tua as they move to Vegas would be huge.
The Indianapolis Colts had to deal with the abrupt retirement of Andrew Luck before last season. They rewarded Jacoby Brissett a 2-year, $30 million dollar contract because he played well in Luck’s absence. There have been rumblings that the Colts will most likely move on from Brissett. With the 13th pick in the upcoming draft, Indianapolis could have a shot at Tua. Indianapolis has a nice, young defense and some valuable pieces on offense also. If Tua is available at the 13th spot, would the Colts take that chance? With a coach like Frank Reich who’s great with QBs, this could be a great spot for Tua.
The Carolina Panthers has the 7th pick in the upcoming draft and the thought of Tua could be intriguing. The Panthers just gave former Baylor coach, Matt Rhule a 7-year, $60 million dollar contract. With the Panthers giving Rhule a 7-year deal, he could want to start fresh with a new QB. The thought of having a backfield with Tua and Christian McCaffrey is very enticing. The health of Cam Newton will definitely play into factor because Cam’s still a young, established QB. If the Panthers aren’t sold on the health of Cam, Tagovailoa would be a great pickup for the Panthers. Carolina thought Kyle Allen was their future QB, but that didn’t work out in the end.
New England Patriots
The Patriots will have the 23rd pick in the upcoming draft and we know Belicheck loves to deal. With the uncertain future of Tom Brady, could the Patriots find a way to scoop up Tua? If there are question marks about the health of Tagovailoa, would the Patriots take that chance?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers has the 14th pick in the upcoming NFL draft. With the uncertain future of Jameis Winston in Tampa, would Bruce Areans go after Tua? Jameis Winston was one of the passing leaders a season ago, but he turned the ball over a lot. Winston became the only guy in NFL history to pass for 30 TDs and 30 INTs. Tampa Bay has a lot of weapons on offense and any QB could step in and flourish in this system. Would the Buccaneers take a chance with a rookie QB or go after a veteran?
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