If Jake Plummer was an NFL GM and were on the clock in next week’s Draft and desperately needed a quarterback, he would definitely take Justin Herbert over Tua Tagovailoa, as he told TMZ Sports.
“I would steer away from any damaged goods,” the former NFL QB says.
The reason is because of his injury history that remains a huge topic of discussion just days before the 2020 NFL Draft. Tua has suffered a high ankle sprain each of the last two years, and his final season ended because of hip and nose injuries as well as a concussion.
Plummer says those are just too many red flags for him.
“I would be leery about injuries he’s sustained already,” Jake says of Tua. “They’re not like a broken hand, or a sprained wrist, or something pretty similar. He’s working with hips and he’s had some problems with his knees, I believe.”
Jake went on to state that he doesn’t see those red flags with Justin Herbert and even revealed that he worked out with him in Los Angeles this year.
“He’s also a big lump of clay,” Plummer says. “And, the right coach, the right system could mold him into what I believe could be almost the future of the QB position.”
Tua finished with 2,840 yards, 33 touchdowns, three interceptions and a 71.4 completion percentage through nine games in 2019.
Oregon’s Herbert finished with 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 66.8 completion percentage during the 2019 season.