Top 10 lock? Tua Tagovailoa gets good news following latest medical checkup
When Tua Tagovailoa decided against a return to Alabama for his senior season and instead declared early for the 2020 NFL Draft, he and his family put their faith in the coveted quarterback’s ability to heal in time for the draft.
Now it’s looking more and more likely that Tagovailoa will do just that.
During his recent appearance at the Super Bowl, Tagovailoa shared that he had an important pending CT scan that should provide further clarity on his status moving forward. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Tagovailoa has received the results of that CT scan and the news is great for the draft hopeful:
“The three-month CT scan for Alabama QB and coveted draft prospect Tua Tagovailoa was as positive as possible, sources say. The fracture has healed. The hip and its range of motion is good. It’ll likely be another month before he’s cleared for football activities, tho, as expected.”
This is great news for Tagovailoa as ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay shared his thoughts on how risky it would be to select Tagovailoa in the top 5 given the uncertain health status of the former Alabama quarterback during a recent appearance on SportsCenter.
“Frightening. I really am. But if I get Tua, who is right (healthwise), and his hip is back (to 100 percent) and he’s got that same twitch — he’s a lefty version of Drew Brees,” McShay said on a recent SportsCenter. “But we just aren’t going to know. It’s one of the most unique cases that I’ve ever seen at the quarterback position because you’re not going to know making that decision but how do you pass on him knowing there’s a chance he could become your franchise quarterback and become one of the elite players and lead you to a Super Bowl?”
Now any team interested in Tagovailoa has a bit more clarity on the QB’s status as we transition to the 2020 NFL Combine, which Tagovailoa is scheduled to attend.