Tua Tagovailoa to announce decision Monday during Nick Saban’s press conference

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Tua Tagovailoa already announced he would make an announcement on his future Monday. Alabama announced Sunday the quarterback will announce his decision during Nick Saban’s noon ET press conference.

The fact that Tagovailoa is making his decision public in that setting has invited speculation that he is returning for his senior season. As our friend Zach Barnett of College Football Talk writes, “The thought here is Saban wouldn’t sit for a press conference that announces a player’s departure.”

Whatever Tagovailoa decides will come as no surprise.

After being a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2018, Tagovailoa was expected to finish his college career in 2019, declare for the NFL Draft and become a top pick in 2020. But things got complicated when Tagovailoa injured his hip in a Nov. 16 game against Mississippi State.

Tagovailoa dislocated his hip and fractured the posterior wall, requiring immediate surgery and ending his season.

That could affect his draft status if he declares this season.

The Crimson Tide have lost Jerry Jeudy, Jedrick Wills and Xavier McKinney to the NFL but Dylan Moses and Alex Leatherwood are returning.

16 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa to announce decision Monday during Nick Saban’s press conference

  1. Still will be a top 10 pick now. If he stays in college and looks remotely not himself, then he will really fall. He’s guaranteed to get paid now on what “could be”

  2. dudeicle says:
    January 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    go to the draft this year… that way he doesn’t get shafted with a bottom 10 team.

    Miami wants him. He could do much worse than going there. They are on the ascent.
    They have good young weapons at WR. in Parker and Gesicki at T.E.
    and Flores looks like a real HC. changing the culture there.
    With 3 1st round draft choices they are only going to get better.

  3. Kid is dum if he comes back. If he doesn’t look as good as last year or gets another major injury, he’s falling to mid round territory. Get the money while you can.

  4. There is really no situation here, where going back to college is the smart decision money wise.
    A) If Tua really believes in himself, he will make more money by getting to his second contract one year faster. Plus he will be on a better team.
    B) If he goes back and he makes his draft status rise, then he will still have a 1 year shorter career. For a good starter, that one year alone would be worth 30-35M.

  5. How is this even a question? Is there really that big a difference between top 5 and top 10? While getting paid now and eliminating the risk of getting hurt while playing for free. Literally no chance he falls into late 1st/2nd round. He’ll get picked top half of first round, go make the money dude!

  6. by the comments you can’t tell if it’s from barners, lsu fans, or bama fans. i want him to do what he wants to do.

  7. I hope he stays in school so it stops the Fins from making a mistake in taking him with the #5 pick

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