Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa tells Steve Wyche of NFL Media that he fells “100 percent” right now and would be able to play if there was a game today.
“I feel 100 percent,” Tagovailoa said. “I feel like if there was a game today, I’d be able to go out and perform the same way I was able to perform in previous years. I feel as mobile as possible. I feel 100 percent.”
Tagovailoa’s agent, Chris Cabott, told Yahoo Sports earlier this week that Tagovailoa’s doctors have medically cleared him without restrictions.
Beyond that, Tagovailoa says his agency has provided NFL teams with updated medical information and has even sent some teams video of his workouts.
Tagovailoa has been meeting with one team a day right now, which have taken place virtually and included some team owners.
“I have no control over the circumstance or situation,” Tagovailoa said. “If I was healthy, if I wasn’t, I would have no control. So, the best thing I can do is continue to work. Whatever team decides to choose me, I would be grateful.”
So far all of Tagovailoa’s medical reports have been positive as he comes back from a dislocated hip that ended his college career. Healthy reports could cement Tagovailoa as a top-five pick and create a bidding war with multiple teams in a potential trade-up scenario. Tagovailoa also had a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Redskins.
Tagovailoa, 21, is still expected to be a high first-round pick in this year’s draft, despite the serious hip injury. In fact, many experts believe he’ll still be a top-five pick as long as things check out with his hip.
For his career, Tagovailoa has completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 7,442 yards, 87 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over the course of three seasons and 32 games. He has also rushed for 340 yards and nine touchdowns.
We’ll have more on Tagovailoa as the news is available.