2. Talent and Ability
When I used to watch Sam Bradford play the game of football, I wanted to take my eyes out, so I did not have to watch him throw the ball short of the sticks on another third down. It did not matter if it was third and 2, or third and 12; Bradford threw the ball short of the sticks and his team had to punt.
That is exactly what Tagovailoa has turned into so far in his career. It is maddening watching talented quarterbacks hold their teams back on third down by not pushing the ball down the field and sustaining drives. Blame the offensive line, blame the receivers, blame whoever, I do not care.
As Ben Allbright pointed out, Tagovailoa has turned into a short of the sticks on third down monster and one that needs to be stopped.
Outside of the third-down annoyance by both of these guys, they both are the same player talent-wise, in my opinion. Everyone raves about how accurate they are, and even if they do not have the strongest arms in the NFL, their pinpoint accuracy will be why they succeed. They both succeed in quick, rhythmic offenses.
Do not expect to see many deep shots from either of these guys, but their beauty relies on when they are throwing short, intermediate throws.
People will always rave about their arm talent, and it was why it was hard to stop believing in Bradford and why people still believe in Tagovailoa.