Alabama’s star quarterback is set to make his draft decision on Monday. Tua Tagovailoa sustained a season ending injury on November 16th and has been rehabbing ever since. A number of Alabama’s draft eligible players have opted to return to the football program and there is a chance that Tua may do the same.
Tua’s decision will turn the tide no matter what he decides, but it is important to note that his decision affects many people other than himself. If he decides to stay with the team for his senior year, it could prompt other key players to stay as well. These players could include Najee Harris as well as a few key wide receivers.
If Tua decides to enter the draft, Nick Saban will have a huge quarterback question to answer. The Tide’s backup QBs are Mac Jones, who started for the injured Tua, and Taulia Tagovailoa, who is Tua’s younger brother. If Alabama can land a great quarterback recruit then he would also be in the conversation.
Tua’s hip injury weighs heavily on his draft decision because it could greatly affect his draft stock. Should Tua return to Alabama, there is no telling if he will even be able to start. Overall, the young quarterback has a crucial decision to make, one that could potentially be a factor in the decisions of other Alabama players.
Will Tua return for a redo season or will he move on to the next chapter of his career? With the way the season played out and with everything that has happened since then, there is no clear cut answer to the question that many people are asking. One can only hope that Tua will make the choice that is best for him. In the words of Tua himself, God bless and Roll Tide!