Things are shaping up for Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. The Alabama quarterback’s health has been a popular topic of discussion ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, as his collegiate career was ended by a hip injury in 2019. But Tagovailoa has now passed a physical Miami Dolphins personnel administered him in Indianapolis, according to a report from the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero.
This is big for Tagovailoa, who was once considered to be the consensus top pick in the 2020 draft. His concerning injury history has caused some teams in need of a quarterback to shy away from him. But now some of the mystery surrounding his condition has died down.
Tagovailoa told ESPN he was “100 percent healthy” last month and that he doesn’t anticipate having to take a redshirt year to recover from his injury more. The Dolphins have seen him up close, but the the Los Angeles Chargers — who have the No. 6 pick in the draft — haven’t gotten that opportunity.
Will Miami Tagovailoa snag at No. 5 over Oregon’s Justin Herbert? That remains to be seen. There is talk they are interested in moving up to grab an offensive tackle. Even if Miami passes, the latest report suggests Tagovailoa might not slide back as far as some thought he would.