The NFL Combine is in full swing. Earlier this week, general managers, coaches and scouts of teams finally received an up-close look at the top prospects heading into the NFL.
Perhaps the most controversial name at the Combine is former Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. According to multiple reports, Tagovailoa’s season-ending hip injury is healing about as well as could be expected.
With that in mind, several NFL teams are reportedly expressing interest in trading up for Tua come the draft in April. The team most-connected to Tua since the start of the 2019 season was the Miami Dolphins.
Well, the two sides met this week and it apparently didn’t go very well. According to a report from the Sun-Sentinel, Tagovailoa left his meeting with the Dolphins feeling “uncertain.”
Here’s more from the report:
After all the Tank for Tua talk surrounding him and the Dolphins the past 13 months, Tagovailoa believed the Dolphins would have the same amount of excitement as him for their first official meeting together Wednesday.
Instead, Tagovailoa was surprised he received a bit of a cold shoulder. He left feeling uncertain about the Dolphins and their desire for him to be their next franchise quarterback, a source told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday.
The report described the meeting as “weird” and left Tua feeling like he “got the cold shoulder.”
This is hardly the first time a meeting didn’t go as planned, but it’s not a great sign for those who had stock in Tua going to the Dolphins.
Other reports suggested Justin Herbert is the favorite to land in Miami. It’s important to note that the NFL Combine is a time when misinformation is in high supply.
Will the Dolphins pass on drafting Tua?