Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has admitted he’s at least thinking about retiring.
After suffering a series of concussions last season, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has debated hanging his spikes permanently, at least this winter.
Tagovailoa had to miss the second half of his third NFL season from Alabama due to a concussion. At times, he played like Mike McDaniels his MVP candidate. On other occasions, he continued to look small there, physically paying the price with one heinous hit after another. It may become
Everyone is worried about Tagovailoa’s health and future, but he’s not ready to retire just yet..that’s great, but he can’t mess around with a head injury. It’s okay to step away from the games you love for the sake of your health.
Concussions have helped NFL legends such as Troy Aikman and Luke Keakly retire very early.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa discussed retiring this offseason
It might have been a good idea to get ahead of this, but Tagovailoa never intended to. Instead, he practices jiu-jitsu to learn how to fall better. It sounds like a great idea, but the 300-pound defensive lineman has work to do. Tagovailoa before he entered the NFL, Nick had two major injuries when he played quarterback for the Saban’s Crimson and the Tide.
The first was a sprained ankle that required tightrope surgery. This happened around the time Alabama was playing division rival LSU, who was quarterbacked by Joe Burrow. The Bayou Bengals were too dominant for Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide to contain. Another injury of note ended his college career. He badly injured his hip in a hit against Mississippi State.
So, concussions aren’t the only things Tagovailoa have had to deal with since they stepped into the national spotlight from No. 2 and No. 26. Football is a game of injury, but Tagovailoa plays the only position the league does its best to protect its marquee star. Also, he might be a little more comfortable with his body.
Sadly, I think we all know how this ends up.People and professional athletes are prone to injury. Once you have a bad back, you will always have a bad back. Knees start hurting and you lose the last bit of athleticism.NFL players accept the risks that come from playing this game, but head injuries are another animal. You don’t want to mess with your brain.
Miami may have given him the option of a fifth year, but Tagovailoa won’t be making the top dollar so far.