Tua Tagovailoa Passed Dolphins’ Physical In February

The Dolphins might not be overly concerned with Tua Tagovailoa‘s medical situation. Team doctors gave him a passing grade on his physical at the scouting combine, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

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Presumably, Tagovailoa is even closer to 100% health today than he was in late February. In addition to his major hip injury, the southpaw suffered multiple high ankle sprains, a knee sprain and a broken wrist during his collegiate career. Predictably, Tagovailoa’s camp claims the medical concerns are overblown, though at least one team failed Tagovailoa on a physical earlier this year.

Over the last week, there’s been more and more talk of the Dolphins preferring Oregon’s Justin Herbert to Tagovailoa, but that could very well be a smokescreen. For months, Tagovailoa has been connected to the Dolphins, at the No. 5 spot or perhaps with a move up the board. Some evaluators are troubled by Tagovailoa’s issues, but the QB says he’s ready to rock.

I feel 100 percent,” the Alabama quarterback said earlier this month. “I feel like if there was a game today, I’d be able to go out and perform the same way I was able to perform in previous years. I feel as mobile as possible. I feel 100 percent.”

As a sophomore, Tagovailoa threw for almost 4,000 yards and 43 touchdowns while lobbing just six interceptions. He finished that 2018 season as the runner-up for the Heisman trophy, just behind eventual No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray.

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