The Miami Dolphins could reportedly make a surprising quarterback decision at the top of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Miami has been linked the most to Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Some thought the Dolphins were tanking the 2019 season in order to get the No. 1 overall pick so they could draft Tagovailoa. Miami ended up with the No. 5 selection, but thanks to Tagovailoa's injury, the franchise could still have a chance to draft him.
Could the Dolphins pass on the Alabama star, though? The latest reports suggest that a "surprising" quarterback move is possible.
The Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins have a "lukewarm" opinion of Tagovailoa at the moment. The franchise is reportedly higher on Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, another potential top 10 selection at the quarterback position.
"One source said the Dolphins are not just concerned about Tagovailoa’s return to full health from the fractured and dislocated hip he suffered last November, but also about his durability in the long-term beyond the current injury," the Herald reports.
Tagovailoa dealt with multiple injuries during his time at Alabama. None were that serious outside of his season-ending hip injury in 2019, but the quarterback always seemed to be a little banged up.
The SEC is extremely physical, but it's certainly less tough than the NFL. If Tagovailoa struggled to stay healthy in college, it's possible the same will be true in the NFL.
It's important to remember that several rumors are likely to swirl as we approach the NFL Draft in late April. We'll find out how the Dolphins actually feel about Tagovailoa when they are on the clock in Las Vegas.