Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones were once a part of the same National Championship winning QB room. And now they will face each other in Week 1 of the 2021 season.
Heading into the 2021 season, the Miami Dolphins’ starting job has long been in Tua’s hands. The same can’t be said for Jones, who officially won the Patriots starting job earlier this week.
Mac Jones is in a similar place as Tua Tagovailoa was in his rookie season last year. Tua was behind QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on the depth chart to start the season but eventually took over the starting reigns midseason. Jones recently beat out Cam Newton for the starting job in New England, after making a serious impression in the last week of preseason.
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Tua Tagovailoa is excited to face his former teammate Mac Jones.
Tua has a love for his former teammate. But with the 2 QBs playing for AFC East rivals the Patriots and the Dolphins, Tagovailoa doesn’t want Jones to perform so well that the Dolphins end up behind the Patriots in the AFC East standings.
Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 draft, addressed his future matchup with Jones in a press conference on Wednesday.