Tua Tagovailoa reacts to being mentioned in possible blockbuster Deshaun Watson trade
Former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa has had a rollercoaster start to his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins.
He came into the season as the backup, then was given a starting role several games into the season. Since then, there were discussions in NFL media circles about him being a franchise quarterback. Now he’s mentioned in a possible trade with the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson.
Tagovailoa reacted to that possibility during a recent interview with syndicated radio show host Dan Patrick.
“That’s something that I can’t control. I don’t have any control over those trade deals and what not,” he said. “But for me, my job is to help our team win games and help our offense contribute to the success of the team.”
Patrick then joked about buying a Tagovailoa Dolphins jersey, then settled on getting an Alabama jersey of the Crimson Tide legend.
“What I can do is continue to work hard and hopefully this upcoming season I’ll do that,” he said.
In another interview on Monday, Tagovailoa reflected on his rookie season.
“I would describe my rookie season as below average,” Tagovailoa said Monday morning on Schein on Sports on Mad Dog Sports Radio, via the Palm Beach Post. “This past season wasn’t up to my expectation that I have for myself. But there were a lot of things that I was able to learn from. Being able to look at the defenses and how different all of the schemes are with defensive coordinators. Everyone runs different things. Hopefully I can compartmentalize everything and have a much better season next year.”
In that interview, Tagovailoa said he wasn’t aware of the rumor of him involved in a possible Watson trade until his agent told him.
“That’s something that I can’t control. I don’t have any control over those trade deals and what not.” –@Tua on his name being involved in trade talks surrounding Deshaun Watson. #Dolphins #Texans pic.twitter.com/yJ4k4RbfOG
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) February 1, 2021