Rookie Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will make his first career start on Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams according to a report from ESPN.
Tagovailoa’s first career NFL start will come nearly a year after he suffered a dislocated right hip and posterior wall fracture which many feared could be career-threatening.
Tua’s hip is going to be immediately get tested as he faces off against Rams defensive juggernaut Aaron Donald.
Alex Smith and Tua Tagovailoa both will end up facing Aaron Donald in their comeback games from potentially career ending injuries. Wild to think about.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 20, 2020
Just a few weeks ago Donald was seen showing no mercy towards Alex Smith, who had recently come back from a devastating leg injury.
Smith sacked for the 1st time too. Aaron Donald gets the better of Wes Martin, jumps on Smith's back, brings him down. Smith got up ok. pic.twitter.com/7GxPBsRPyt
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) October 11, 2020
aaron donald piggy backed this man " we gonna test those legs today" 😭 pic.twitter.com/xhXrX8mF3e
— Tony X (@soIoucity) October 11, 2020
Dolphins fans didn’t think it was a good idea for Tua to be starting his first game against Donald.
damn tua’s first game is gonna be against aaron donald 🥴 pic.twitter.com/kMWUNH54Ba
— Linda™ (@Lindellions) October 20, 2020
They starting Tua against Aaron Donald??? pic.twitter.com/2mCBln5b3t
— 1-5 (@404Logan) October 20, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa's first opponent as starter … Aaron Donald and the Rams 😤 pic.twitter.com/lQN67tk67d
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 20, 2020
Tua when coach said he’s starting for the first time against Aaron Donald pic.twitter.com/BgnObDj8GC
— Clifford D Smith (@LiamDunn44) October 20, 2020
Tua when they told him Aaron Donald would play against him: pic.twitter.com/E6vdu1C7uj
— some dude (@JoshuaGrening) October 20, 2020
Tua when he finds out he’s starting
Tua when he finds out it’s against Aaron Donald pic.twitter.com/DBkF9df8wV
— Vinny Calabrese (@VinnyCal) October 20, 2020
Dolphins O-Line Coach: “You have got to protect Tua from Aaron Donald!”
The Dolphins O-Line: pic.twitter.com/8QrNWEdCkq
— ATL: Acquire Trevor Lawrence (@TheDawgzilla) October 20, 2020
Tua realizing he's going against aaron donald on his first start pic.twitter.com/6fsyTChZN2
— Hassan (@KingHassan_) October 20, 2020