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Colin Cowherd alarmed by Tua Tagovailoa’s noticeable weight loss

Dolphins' QB Tua Tagovailoa (#1) drops back to pass in last week's matchup against the Buffalo Bills
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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has reshaped his body this offseason but Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd isn’t a fan of what he’s seeing.

During a segment on his show “The Herd”, Cowherd discussed a photo of Tagovailoa at a recent event where he appeared to be noticeably slender. Cowherd went on to share that he was alarmed by the apparent weight loss.

“I saw something this weekend where Tua Tagovailoa showed up to a promotional event and looked noticeably thin,” Cowherd said. “He’s listed at 225 and he looked to be about 200 pounds. And this is a pocket quarterback… It is a little alarming. He looked really, really thin.”

Cowherd’s larger point from the segment was how he doesn’t believe skinnier quarterbacks succeed in the NFL and that he tends to like the “sturdier” players and since Tagovailoa isn’t as mobile of a player it has him concerned.

“I like my quarterbacks like my furniture — big and hard to move,” Cowherd said .”Tua is not a hyper-athletic quarterback who wants to get faster. He’s not really that mobile, he’s not big, he doesn’t have a power arm. I love Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence but they’re a bit on the thin side. Burrow is hurt often, Trevor Lawrence last year must have had six lower torso injuries.

“Phillip Rivers to me, that’s the perfect quarterback body. 6’5”, 230. He once played 14 straight seasons of at least 16 games. He once played with a torn ACL. Jared Goff is the only ‘thin’ quarterback in the league I’ve probably only ever really liked and thought he was a top 10 quarterback. I understand a little with Lamar Jackson losing weight, but he’s hyper-mobile and perhaps wants to get faster; although I don’t see a lot of linebackers and safeties catching him.

“I like big, I like sturdy, I like ‘can play hurt’ … I don’t get it. I cannot believe there wasn’t at least one Miami Dolphin upstairs who said ‘wow, he looks thin.’ He’s already small, he’s already got an average arm… I don’t know, it’s something.”

Tagovailoa is coming off the best season of his career where he led the NFL in passing yards with 4,624 yards while throwing for 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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