Trent Dilfer has been working with Tua. He declared Tua fully healthy. This should raise his draft value.
But then he praised him by putting him in the same class as Dan Marino and Aron Rogers. Claiming Tua is the best QB in the draft class.
Here is what was originally reported he said.
Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer has now claimed that Tagovailoa throws better than Aaron Rodgers and Dan Marino.
“If he would have never gotten hurt there would have been no discussion about who the best player in the draft is. He throws the football better than anyone throws the football. He throws better than Aaron Rodgers and Dan Marino. Whoever gets him wins the draft because you are getting a Hall of Fame player," Dilfer said via The Washington Post.
He then clarified that statement in the above article.
Dilfer responded on social media, clarifying, “Two comments to Les [Carpenter] got combined into one. I said he throws it ‘as well as AR and DM’ I never said better (that would be crazy talk). I said he throws it BETTER than AR did at THIS STAGE of their development.”
Regardless I love the hype and hope it drives up Tua’s value.
I get the injury concerns but sometimes transcendent talents overcome substantial obstacles.
Dan Marino supposedly slid due to a cocaine problem, got drafted into 1980s Miami and still hit it big. As far as headwinds go, a QB with a cocaine problem getting drafted into 1980s Miami is akin to a Jewish Quarterback getting drafted by the 1943 Berlin Reichstaggers.
Sometimes the talent is just too good to not take a chance on. Tua’s not my first choice but I could get behind it for sure.