Alabama star QB Tua Tagovailoa's family really wants to avoid - the Detroit Lions in NFL Draft.
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No one knows exactly where Alabama star QB Tua Tagovailoa will go in the NFL Draft, but there's one team his family really wants to avoid - the Detroit Lions. Per Miami Herald...

Sources close to Tagovailoas say the Alabama quarterback would love for the Dolphins to trade up to No. 3 to select him. Those same sources say they don’t love the idea of Detroit actually picking Tua because of the arc of that team’s current coaching situation.

The Lions will be playing their third season under Matt Patricia in 2020. He has a 9-22-1 record his first two seasons and the Tagovailoas are concerned another poor season could force the Lions to fire Patricia — putting the quarterback in the uncertain 2021 situation of being a draft pick the new coach didn’t make.

And this: The Tagovailoas would love to come to the Dolphins.

They love the weather. They love the region. They love the idea of trying to be answer for a team long searching for an elite quarterback.
I know one person who ain't having that...

(The Spun)
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The Chargers would be a great team to play for as well. Just ask Eli.
Reply2 months
Do you think his mom still picks his clothes out for him too?
Reply2 months
You get what you get and don’t throw a fit.
Reply2 months
Why not just come out and say they want to avoid Detroit altogether?
Reply2 months
So they’re racists?
Reply2 months
I hope the dolphins avoid him like they did Quinn years ago
Reply2 months
They are trying to move pay slots....that is All The 2nd round beckons...
Reply2 months
I'd be surprised if anyone trades up to get Tua. After his last injury, I think there are a LOT of things needed proven before he get's a lot of guaranteed money.
Reply2 months
You will go far in life, if you haven’t already. I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter. Upvoted.
2 months
Agree, he hasn't had a full season without injury.
2 months
Yea the dolphins definitely have an elite stable coaching staff, what a dumb statement from the tag O VI LOA FAMILY
Reply2 months
The lions have been a million times better than the fins in the last 10 years
2 months
They want to be rich in Miami not Detroit. Can’t really blame them.
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