On a special edition of the the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, Liz Loza and Eric Edholm break down NFL Prospect Tua Tagovailoa and the one word that defines the former Alabama quarterback. Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
- Out of the pistol, Tua, wide open! Najee Harris!
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LIZ LOZA: Unflappable. Because, you know, he plays with a toughness--
ERIC EDHOLM: No doubt.
- LIZ LOZA: --and a poise, and a confidence that is going to absorb hits, that is going to take risks with his body, that is very modern NFL.
ERIC EDHOLM: Yeah. Oh, absolutely. Anyone who calls him "soft" or "injury prone," I just don't think-- look--
LIZ LOZA: They've watched any of his [? stuff? ?]
ERIC EDHOLM: Yeah, right. I mean, there are plenty of other players that that could have applied to, by that logic. And it makes no sense, right? I mean, he's a tough, tough kid.
He's quiet, he's reserved. You met with him. You saw him.
He's not one of these brash, showy guys. Those people can be tough too, as he was. Now, the fact that he didn't ever finish a season healthy, that he's finished a complete season, rather, it does lend some concern there, right?
And this is the absolute worst off season to have-- I mean, if there's ever a good time to have it, I don't know. But the dislocated hip fracture-- for the doctors not to be able to get their regular battery of workups, and tests, and more tests, and follow-up visits-- look, this is the absolute worst time to have it. So everything from October 17 of last year til now has been a really tough break for him. But in that way, he's maybe the anti-Burrow, right? He's going to have plenty of motivation to prove people wrong.
LIZ LOZA: Yeah.
ERIC EDHOLM: So "health" is my one word. I couldn't go anywhere else, just because, as you said, who knows where he'll be in five years? Who knows where he'll be in two years? That's just the biggest question, without a doubt.