In a much-anticipated face-off, former Crimson Tide quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Bryce Young met on the field when the Miami Dolphins played the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.
While Tagovailoa emerged victorious in their first NFL encounter, he fully anticipates Young will have a successful career in the league.
They shared a powerful postgame moment and the Tide legends opened up about what they shared in passing.
“Bryce Young is doing a tremendous job,” Tagovailoa told reporters when the dust settled. “There are going to be rookie mistakes. He will continue to grow. I told him the naysayers are an external factor. Believe in yourself.”
Tua: Bryce Young is doing a tremendous job. There are going to be rookie mistakes. He will continue to grow. I told him the naysayers are an external factor. Believe in yourself. pic.twitter.com/l98SnIgiFv
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 15, 2023
“Yeah, the conversation that I felt like, if I was on the other side of the ball, I would want someone to tell me,” he said. “I think he’s doing a tremendous job. There’s going to be times where you’re going to make mistakes because you’re a rookie, and there’s things that when he plays the next game that he wished he knew this game, and he’ll continue to grow from that. I just told him to keep the press, the naysayers, other people, that’s just external factors.
“They’re going to say what they’re going to say, but you continue to believe in yourself, you continue to do the right things, you’re going to go far.”
Young said of Tua, “Great player, great person. Obviously, there were things said between us that I’ll keep between us.
“But again, great guy, great competitor, great player.”
Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270