Tua Tagovailoa Dec 17, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) after the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to Tua Tagovailoa, everyone is suddenly a neurosurgeon.

The Miami Dolphins quarterback is sidelined indefinitely after entering the NFL’s concussion protocol for the second time this season. Many fans and NFL analysts believe Tagovailoa should definitely not play again this season, to prevent further concussions.

Some have even said he should retire.

Tagovailoa’s brother, Maryland Terrapins quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, was asked about the situation on Thursday. The two are close, so Taulia knows his brother as well as anyone.

“Everyone has their opinion,” Taulia Tagovailoa said (via Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk). “My brother, I know he works hard. I know he has a family now. I want my brother to be safe, but at the same time I know that he has a love and a passion for football. I feel like he is going to make the right decision. The biggest thing is staying safe, so that is something he has to pray on. I know when it comes down to it, he will make the right decision.”

The Maryland QB knows what he thinks his big brother will do.

“I just feel like he’s not going to stop playing football,” he said. “I feel like every opportunity he has, he is going to try to play. I don’t know, it’s just ‘go until the wheels fall off.’”

For now, the Dolphins are set to go with backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Sunday against the New England Patriots. When, or even if, Tagovailoa returns this season will be determined by medical specialists … not fans speculating on Twitter.

For what it’s worth Tagovailoa’s trainer, Nick Hicks, laughed at all the speculation about retirement in a tweet Thursday morning.

“I know some of you are mad — but UNO ain’t going anywhere for a very very long time get over it,” Hicks tweeted, with laughing emojis.

[Pro Football Talk]

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