Throughout his football career, NFL legend Mike Vick took plenty of hits thanks to his dual-threat running ability at the quarterback position, but he still managed to avoid many serious injuries and kept himself available and on the field. And he’s got some advice for Tua Tagovailoa on how to do that.
Tua Tagovailoa missed several games due to head injuries last season, but during a recent appearance on Tyreek Hill’s It Needed To Be Said podcast, Mike Vick has a suggestion that he thinks will help the Miami Dolphins quarterback avoid some of those injuries: get a little bit bigger.
“I just think he’s got to bulk up a little bit,” Vick said on the podcast, according to Pro Football Talk. “Get a little bit bigger. Get stronger. As you grow into your man body, that’s what needs to happen. Ain’t nothing wrong with picking up another 10 pounds, 15 pounds. . . . Don’t get hit. Don’t get knocked around.”
Vick also had some strong praise for Tagovailoa. While he wouldn’t necessarily call him the most accurate passer in the NFL like Hill, he did praise his ball placement.
“I ain’t gonna say the most accurate, I’m just saying like his ball — he throw a catchable ball,” Vick said. “He throw a real catchable ball. If you watch what he did in college . . . every ball was on the money. Soft, right where the receiver [was], in stride.”
We’ll have to see if Tagovailoa follows Vick’s advice.