Tua Tagovailoa discusses facing familiar foe Kyler Murray
After facing off in 2018 in both the College Football Playoff and Heisman Trophy race, Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray are gearing up for another round, this time as NFL quarterbacks.
The former Alabama standout was asked about facing the former No. 1 pick out of Oklahoma ahead of the Miami-Arizona game.
“I’m very excited to go up against him,” Taogvailoa told reporters. “My first impression when I met him is he’s pretty jacked up. For as short as he is, this guy’s rocked up. He’s very competitive. He’s very personable, too. I got to meet his parents as well at the Heisman ceremony. Going against guys like that who are very competitive and you know you’re going to get their best — it’s going to be a fun one.”
Tagovailoa will be making his second start. In a Dolphins victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Tagovailoa was 12-of-22 for 93 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
Murray, in his second NFL season, has been feasting in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, going 169-of-253 passing for 1,847 yards with 13 touchdowns to 7 interceptions. He also has rushed 65 times for 437 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Sunday’s Arizona-Miami game is set for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, airing on CBS.