Is Drake Maye future QB for the Miami Dolphins if Tua doesn’t work?
By Juan Vasquez
UNC QB Drake Maye has caught the attention of many in the country, could the freshman be the QB of the future for the Miami Dolphins if Tua doesn’t work?
Drake Maye is a 20-year-old QB out of UNC that has taken the country by storm. Maye has led UNC to a 9-5 record while throwing for 38 TDs and 7 INTs. If Tua Tagovailoa doesn’t work next year for the Miami Dolphins, then the 2024 draft could get interesting.
When evaluating players I don’t like to get ahead of myself too early, a lot of times QBs in college can look really good when playing inferior competition, or if they have a star-studded supporting cast or a combination of both.
QB Drake Maye has not had those luxuries while playing for UNC.
Drake Maye – By the numbers – 2022:
- 4,321 Yards
- 66.2% Completion
- 8.4 YPA
- 38 TDs
- 7 INTs
- 157.9 Rating
Stats courtesy of ESPN.
QB Tua Tagovailoa will likely be the Miami Dolphins starter for the 2023 season, but Tua has a lot of question marks now, especially with injury concerns. I’m not one to judge how tough a football player is, but when a guy is getting concussed on routine tackles it’s a worry to say the least.
Enter Drake Maye, the QB from UNC who has a rocket arm, can throw into tight windows, consistently converts on 3rd down, and converts in the endzone. Maye is athletic so he can break a tackle and scramble outside the pocket to make plays on the run.
The list goes on.
Drake Maye also stands 6’4″ and 220 lbs which allows him to 1) Be harder to tackle 2) Withstand routine football hits, and 3) scan the field in the pocket without any trouble.
2024 has a lot of interesting names that also include Caleb Williams and Quinn Ewers as top franchise QB candidates.
The 2021 draft and 2022 draft were very underwhelming at the QB position, 2023 was supposed to be better for QBs but Bryce Young, Tyler Van Dyke, Will Levis, and CJ Stroud have not lived up to the hype.
Stroud, Levis, and Young have been consistently good, but not great.
2024 is the year, it gives the Miami Dolphins to give one more shot at the Tua-McDaniel-Hill trident and if that doesn’t work then Miami is primed to take one of the QBs in 2024. My preference so far, I have to say Drake Maye has my attention.
What do you think? Should the Miami Dolphins #Miss4Maye in 2024 if Tua doesn’t work?
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