The curious case of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa continues. Once a sure-fire top prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, he's now left thinking of what to do next after suffering a devastating dislocated hip.
Tagovailoa held a press conference on Thursday afternoon during which he continued to stress his indecision as to whether to declare for the 2020 draft or return for his senior year at Alabama. But ultimately, if there's one thing Tagovailoa shouldn't do, it's return to Tuscaloosa.
Tua Tagovailoa was asked whether it's his plan and expectation to be able to play football in 2020.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 5, 2019
“Yeah. I want to play any time. ... But I’d like to say this is just a totally different situation. This is a unique situation. This isn’t something that I can rush."
In interviews earlier this week, Tagovailoa stressed that he doesn't have draft insurance, which would have provided compensation in case he drops in the first round and potentially into the second round. Yes, that's something that would scare away an athlete once deemed a slam dunk top-five pick.