Tua Tagovailoa Takes Judo Lessons And NFL Fans Are Befuddled

Tua Tagovailoa

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Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion issues were relevant much through the 2022 season. He has to find a way to take less damage to the head if he wants to keep playing.

During an appearance on the Up and Adams Show with Amy Adams, the Miami Dolphins quarterback revealed he would be taking Judo lessons this offseason.

For anyone unfamiliar with Judo, it’s a type of mixed martial art that relies heavily on takedowns. One of the first things it teaches you is how to properly fall without taking damage.

So, it’s a rather smart decision by Tua Tagovailoa, as learning how to fall could make a huge difference for him. Especially considering most of his concussions happened while he was falling to the ground.

However, it appears NFL fans are somehow befuddled by Tagovailoa’s decision. And of course, some are making Judo jokes.

If Tua Tagovailoa Judo chops someone on the field I will buy his jersey.

This lady gets it.

Wouldn’t that be something?

Mr. Miyagi definitely approves.

At the end of the day, this is an incredibly smart way for Tua Tagovailoa to try and avoid head injuries while falling. It’s not that different from when quarterbacks learn how to slide from baseball coaches.

We just hope this training works and Tagovailoa stays healthy on the field next season and beyond.