Joy Taylor: “I don’t know, I gotta be honest with you, I don’t feel very good. I don’t feel great and here’s why: I’ve been watching the Dolphins my entire life and we’ve gone a very long time without a franchise quarterback. I understand he’s only played 9 games, I understand he’s a rookie, but things move quickly. Justin Herbert is great, broke a rookie record for touchdowns this year. I don’t want to hear about how many more pieces he has around him. Everyone keeps saying that like ‘look at the pieces Herbert has around him!’ Are the Chargers in the playoffs? I mean, how many weeks have they been out of the playoffs?? They just let the head coach go. Is THAT the situation in Miami?? It’s not. I don’t want a situation where everything has to be perfect. Everything is not always going to be perfect, and you can always count on one thing – everything is NOT going to be perfect for an entire season in the NFL… I don’t want a ‘game-manager’ and I’m not saying that Tua is that, but I am panicking and I don’t think that that’s unreasonable. You saw it immediately with Joe Burrow, and you saw it immediately with Justin Herbert.”
Colin Cowherd: “We’re not talking wins. If you go back to Josh Allen’s rookie year and look at the stats they’re not good. But we looked back this morning at his 13-minute rookie highlight reel and it was cartoonish how much bigger and stronger he was. He was throwing the ball all over the yard… There were arguments that Lamar Jackson couldn’t throw his rookie year, but you saw that by the second series you’re like ‘he’s the world’s fastest, and a deer in a helmet.’ I just want a little ‘WHOA’. That’s all I want. I saw it with Burrow, Herbert, Josh Mahomes.”
Listen to Joy Taylor and Colin Cowherd explain why they’re not very confident going forward with the NFL outlook for Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa had a lukewarm rookie year that saw him get benched twice in one five-game stretch, then get annihilated in a career-worst performance during a must-win Week 17 game in Buffalo. Tagovailoa finished the season 26th in QBR, 30th in yards per attempt, and second to last in the NFL in yards per game.
Check out the video above as even Joy, the sister of former Dolphins great Jason Taylor, is thinking about the Dolphins potentially drafting another quarterback with the number three overall pick.