When Trent Dilfer co-signs someone, he does not do it for his health.
As a former high school, college and NFL quarterback, he has seen it all and achieved greatness at the highest level. Dilfer won a Super Bowl in 2000 with the Baltimore Ravens and as the head coach of the Elite 11, he grooms the next wave of aspiring signal callers to desire the best.
He has developed some of the most notable names of college football royalty, yet his finest masterpiece is in this year’s NFL Draft class.
Tua Tagovailoa, a native Hawaiian, came to the Elite 11 in 2016. Dilfer had his doubts, but the talented young man would soon win him over.
After making a tremendous improvement, Tagovailoa was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the competition and Dilfer consistently praised his efforts. The teacher would soon watch his pupil deliver the University of Alabama to a national championship as a freshman in 2017.
Following a host of individual accolades and being viewed by fans as the most decorative quarterback in Tide history, Tagovailoa is showing that a hip injury has not slowed him down.
He released four different videos to his Instagram of him working with Dilfer and for someone who sustained a dislocated right hip, the former five-star looked really smooth and had placed much pressure on teams in the top-10 of the draft. In one of the videos, Dilfer said whoever selects Tagovailoa ‘will win the draft.’ On Wednesday, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine dove into Dilfer’s statement via In My Own Words and explains why fans should believe him.
Check out the video below.
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