Desmond Howard says he's not ready to 'anoint' Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
It’s safe to say that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has sparked the Crimson Tide’s offense this season. But that doesn’t mean he’s impressed everyone just yet.
During an appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Friday, College GameDay host and ESPN analyst Desmond Howard said that he needs to see much more from the Alabama gunslinger before lofting praise like so many others have done.
After leading the Crimson Tide from the brink of defeat in last year’s national championship game, Tagovailoa currently sits second to Ole Miss’s Jordan Ta’amu with 1,495 passing yards through this season. He’s also notched 76 completions out of 101 attempts for 18 touchdowns, amounting in a QB rating of 258.4 through the first five weeks.
Granted, Howard, as well as many others, would no doubt like to see more production before placing Tagovailoa on a pedestal. But if that stat list isn’t enough for some type of impression, what will be?
"I haven't seen enough against stellar competition….I need to see much more from him before I can anoint him to any lofty position" – @DesmondHoward on #Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa pic.twitter.com/2xCO5vEikp
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 12, 2018