Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa posted a video on Monday night of him dropping back, running drills and throwing the ball. You can’t get a whole lot out of the footage, but it does show that he’s healthy and working out and putting his full weight into his throws. Does his hip injury make him susceptible to more hip and other lower body injuries in his career? I can’t say, but his ability is something you want on your team and worth the risk.
Reaction to the video has been positive, as NFL Network’s Daniel Jerimeah tweeted, “Wow! Tua looks really good right now. Didn’t expect to see this so soon.” His progress will likely help teams feel better about grabbing him early in the draft and there’s no doubt that a healthy Tagovailoa is right up there with Joe Burrow as a prospect.
It seems inevitable that Burrow will go first to the Bengals, but the Dolphins do have three first round picks and could possibly pry that No. 1 pick away from Cincinnati if they don’t feel good about Tagovailoa’s injury status. That isn’t too likely, but they will also need to watch out for the San Diego Chargers, who could try to trade with the Lions to move ahead of them if they aren’t sold on Justin Herbert.
Overall, this is a good sign and Tagovailoa will more than likely go as the No. 2 quarterback off the board, but there are plenty of moves that might be made on draft day that could shake up the landscape.