Tua Tagovailoa landed on the injury report with a foot injury. Tua’s injury could be concerning for the Dolphins as they head into a Week 11 matchup with the Broncos.
Matt Breida was a full participant in practice Wednesday for the first time since his hamstring injury. Good early sign for his chances to play Sunday.
Tua Tagovailoa popped up with a foot injury but he was a full participant in practice.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) November 18, 2020
Tua’s injury hasn’t kept him out of practice which is a good sign for the Dolphins. They’ll definitely need their starting quarterback against the stingy Broncos defense.
Tua Tagovailoa & His Injury History
As we all know, the rookie quarterback is no stranger to big injuries. In fact, this is what Tua had to say about his latest one:
“I’ve taken a good amount already, and I think that’s enough for me.” – via NBC Sports.
It was just last year when Tua suffered a season ending injury in his college season with Alabama. The injury was serious enough to threaten his career, but luckily he was able to make a full recovery.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 16, 2020
However, it’s this troubling injury history that might be worrisome for the Dolphins. For right now, it appears Tua has nothing to worry about since he was able to practice, but if this becomes a trend later on in his career it may be something to look out for.
Tua’s Play Through His First Three Starts
Tua has looked impressive in his first three games as an NFL starter. Coming off such a major injury he has fared well so far, as he led the Dolphins to a perfect 3-0 record in his starts.
Further, he’s thrown for five touchdown passes and has yet to throw an interception. Turnovers are usually what young signal-callers have to work the most on, but it appears that Tua has already got that part down. He’s also shown remarkable poise in the pocket.
— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2020
However, his stats aren’t anything eye-popping either. Tua hasn’t put up big numbers in any of his games as his career high in yards is at 248 right now. As a result, the Dolphins defense and special teams have stepped up in a major way to keep the Dolphins winning games.
Tua has also shied away from the big plays, looking to maintain an efficient and turnover-free performance.
Most TDs on 20+ yard throws by rookie QBs
1. Justin Herbert – 9
2. Joe Burrow – 1
2. Jake Luton – 1
4. Tua Tagovailoa – 0 pic.twitter.com/lXxaZKCzOp
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 18, 2020
Of course, it’s too early to say anything, and based on how Tua has played, he might just be ready to explode for a major game soon enough.
Also read: NFL stats: Passing leaders through week 10