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Tua Tagovailoa Names NFL Team He Wants To Play For

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured vs. Mississippi State

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 9: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The 2020 NFL draft sits two months away. Teams have been preparing for this draft for years, but the next two months are go-time for scouting departments

Later this month, teams and the top players from college football will convene in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. One of the players whom teams really want to see is former Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

After he suffered a season-ending hip injury, some wondered if he'd be able to play football again. Well, a recent CT scan showed he's healing as well as could be expected and he's on track to throw for NFL teams later this spring.

On Thursday night, NFL Network published an interview with Tua. In the interview, the former Crimson Tide star did something draft-eligible players rarely do: he named the team he would want to play for.

Well, kind of. Tua made it clear he was referencing his childhood team, but mentioned the Dallas Cowboys as the team he would most like to play for.

"If you're saying to me, I could choose what team I want to play on as far as my favorite team growing up, I'd probably tell you the [Dallas] Cowboys. But, I mean, they're so far down [in the draft order]. "

Most former college football players stay away from naming a team they would want to play for to avoid headlines - like this one.

However, in Tua's case, he's just happy to have the opportunity to play football again. Tagovailoa made it clear he would back up Dak Prescott - or any other quarterback - if that's what the team wanted him to do.

The Cowboys likely won't have the opportunity to draft Tua, though. He's expected to be a top-five pick in the draft.