The Dow Jones and S&P 500 don’t have the only stocks in a coronavirus free fall.
Tua Tagovailoa’s draft stock could take a hit with sports at a standstill amid a report that “multiple teams” now prefer Justin Herbert “because of injuries and the unknowns,” according to NFL draft analyst Matt Miller.
The unknowns Miller is referencing pertain to 22-year-old Tagovailoa’s health and long-term durability. The Alabama quarterback entered the 2019 season as the front-runner to become the No. 1 overall pick, but suffered a devastating hip injury against Mississippi State on Nov. 16 that knocked him out for the season.
He finished with 2,840 yards, 33 touchdowns, three interceptions and a 71.4 completion percentage through nine games in 2019, while Oregon’s Herbert finished with 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 66.8 completion percentage.
“Don’t be surprised if Justin Herbert is the second quarterback picked because there are no questions about injuries when it comes to his evaluation,” Miller said on Monday.