Tua Tagovailoa gushes over Patrick Mahomes, calls him ‘generational talent’

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Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa paid tribute to Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, calling the fourth-year player a “generational talent.”

Tagovailoa and Mahomes will battle against each other on the field this Sunday when the Dolphins and Chiefs face each other at Hard Rock Stadium

Tagovailoa and Mahomes have much in common, beginning with the fact that both were first-round selections and looked upon as franchise quarterbacks by their respective teams.

Mahomes was the 10th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft and exploded onto the scene during his second season. During that campaign, he threw for 5,097 yards and an incredible 50 touchdown passes.

That performance resulted in his selection as the 2018 NFL MVP, and while his numbers dipped last year, he led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. For his effort in the Super Bowl, he was named the game’s MVP.

Tagovailoa, the fifth overall choice last April, has already seen more time on the field as a rookie than Mahomes did

Sunday’s clash has Tagovailoa coming off arguably his best performance yet after completing 26 of 39 for 297 yards and one touchdown pass.

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Brad is a freelance writer for Dolphinnation.com and has been around long enough to remember the 1972 perfect season, and even when Don Shula was coaching the Colts. He still follows the Dolphins and other happenings in the NFL, so he can offer a little perspective when it comes to the ups and downs of each season. Some of his opinions may end up differing from the people who read them, but that's par for the course when it comes to life in South Florida.