Josh Allen has a “killer” mentality that Tua Tagovailoa lacks:
Both Josh Allen and Tua Tagovailoa had questionable rookie seasons, but despite popular belief, their year 2 was quite different. Allen passed for 3,000+ yards 29 Total TDs and 9 INTs, as well as leading his team to a playoff berth (pre- Stefon Diggs).
In Tua Tagovailoa’s year 2, he passed for 2,600+ yards, 19 total TDs, and 10 INTs, and failed to lead his team to victory in the biggest game of the year, it takes a player going to a different mental state on the field to step up and shine in the biggest moments.
This rare state of elite confidence and unmatched will to do whatever it takes to win is what I call the Michael Jordan “killer mentality.” The AFC has a couple of these cold-blooded assassins and the only way to compete is to have someone as sharp as them.
Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen are the 2 most dangerous “killers” in the AFC, we saw to just what level they can elevate their game to in the AFC Divisional this year. It’s an alien-like skill and a rare breed of confidence and will to win.
Tua Tagovailoa was sold to Miami as a once-in-a-lifetime generational talent, the next best thing since Dan Marino. And the savior to a 20+ year drought of not being able to find a franchise QB. And I know many fans are still holding on to hope that he will light up the league.
So here is the standard for Tua Tagovailoa to recreate a Josh Allen-type leap in year 3.
Josh Allen by the numbers, 2020 – Year 3:
- 4,544 Passing Yards
- 45 Total TDs
- 10 INTs
- 107.2 Passer Rating
- Runner up in MVP Voting.
It’s an alien-like leap brought by a second to none dedication to the game, improving, and becoming the best QB in the league. The Josh Allen leap has only happened once in 100+ years of the NFL, Tua Tagovailoa will be a good QB but he will never have a Josh Allen type leap.
It takes a Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady, or Michael Jordan type mindset to reach those heights, and until that happens for Tagovailoa he won’t be able to go from good QB to elite QB.
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