Tua Tagovailoa Trashes Bengals, Wants Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa trashed the Bengals this week through his representation.
Heisman winning LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is widely expected to be taken with the top overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Since that selection belongs to the Bengals, it is assumed they will use it on him.
Tagovailoa is in the running to be the second quarterback off the board.
At this point, it is between him and Oregon star Justin Herbert, who had a tremendous showing at last week’s Senior Bowl.
Recently, Tagovailoa’s agent Leigh Steinberg did an interview with 97.3 ESPN where he disparaged the Bengals and said he hoped his client did not end up with them.
“You want to make sure that your client ends up with a good organization….I’m hoping Cinncy falls in love with Joe Burrow”.
— 97.3 ESPN FM (@973espn) January 30, 2020
“You want to make sure that your client ends up with a good organization,” he said.
“I’m hoping Cinncy falls in love with Joe Burrow.”
Steinberg has an unfortunate past with Cincinnati.
Two of his clients, David Linger and Akili Smith, went there and proved to be busts.
Why Steinberg believes that is specifically in the Bengals’ fault is unclear.
Later on, after a significant amount of backlash, Steinberg tweeted out that he was just joking about Tagovailoa not going to Cincinnati.
“Someone @Bengals on radio row was teasing me bout Mike Brown and I made a joke, any client I have would be happy to go to Cincinnati, nice city, good folks” he tweeted.
Despite the walk back on the original statements, it is clear that a certain amount of damage was already done.
Obviously the Bengals were not taking Tagovailoa over Burrow anyway, but the team’s fans likely will not soon forget the insult that was lobbed their way.
At this stage, all signs point to the Miami Dolphins using the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Tagovailoa.