Kyle Brandt compares Tua Tagovailoa to Steve Young on GMFB

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The Miami Dolphins have been a talking point for a number of sports talk shows this offseason with the firing and hiring of head coaches, trades, free agent signings and viral social media stories.

On Monday, NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” crew discussed the South Florida team’s future with former Dolphins defensive back Jason McCourty. During the conversation, Tua Tagovailoa’s arm strength and career trajectory were topics, and co-host Kyle Brandt compared him to a Hall of Fame quarterback and used a clip from 1997 of a throwing competition between some of the top quarterbacks in the game to do so.

“The stupidest Dolphins topic and that includes one time when we said ‘Have the Patriots done enough to keep up with the Dolphins this year,’ the stupidest one is the Tua (Taogvailoa)’s arm strength,” Brandt said. “It really is. We have exhausted this, and it’s not just us, it’s everybody. ‘Can he throw deep? Is Tyreek gonna run a nine route and get underthrown by 30 yards?’ Ridiculous…

“You see the chop busting going on about Steve Young’s arm strength. (Phil) Simms is killing him. (Troy) Aikman’s killing him. If I’m Tua Tagovailoa, I have a Steve Young poster in my house, in my gym, everywhere I want to put one. Steve Young, another guy, by the way, who didn’t exactly light up the league when he entered it. (He) didn’t come directly to the NFL, USFL then Tampa. It was a disaster, and he figured it out. He throws it 59 yards. Brett Favre throws it about 96. Just remember this when you’re going through your fifth round of your takes about how Tua doesn’t have the arm strength. Steve Young, not a cannon of an arm, Hall of Famer, one of the best I’ve ever seen.”

This is not the first time that Tagovailoa has had great comparisons thrown his way in the last week, as former Patriots director of player personnel used Tom Brady’s name when talking about Miami’s quarterback.

While it’s great to be mentioned with those names, Tagovailoa has a long way to go before he’s anywhere close to the stratosphere of a Hall of Famer and future Hall of Famer.

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