Tua Tagovailoa has been impressive while leading Alabama to a 2-0 start. While he hasn’t played a full game yet, the sophomore quarterback has proven he’s deserving of the starting role.
ESPN’s Todd Blackledge has also been impressed with Tagovailoa, and he expects the Crimson Tide quarterback to continue thriving the rest of the season.
“I think everybody expected that he would be good, based on what we saw last year, based on what we saw in the second half of the championship game,” Blackledge said on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Friday. “He has great demeanor, he has great composure. But what stands out seeing him play on a regular basis, his vision, he sees the field. All their receivers are involved in their pass offense. …
“He sees the whole field, and he is just going to the open guy. And I think it’s going to be that way the whole year.”
Tagovailoa has passed for 455 yards and six touchdowns, while throwing no interceptions, in wins over Louisville and Arkansas State to open the season.
Blackledge also noted that he has been impressed with junior Jalen Hurts’ improved passing in limited action, and stated that the Crimson Tide will excel no matter who starts at quarterback between the two.
For the full segment featuring Blackledge, watch below:
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 14, 2018