It seems that a number of Minnesota and football fans are asking if Tua Tagovailoa could help engineer another second-half comeback. And this time it’s for the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota found itself trailing 24-7 at halftime and the Vikings gave up the final 24 points of the half. Case Keenum has also had two back-breaking turnovers, including a pick-6.
So naturally that led to fans asking for Tagovailoa and if he could come save the Vikings season, much like he did for Alabama in the second half of the national title game.
Vikings should start Tua for the second half.
— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) January 22, 2018
@BarstoolBigCat do the Vikings put Tua in at QB in the second half?
— Morgan Porter (@moporter) January 22, 2018
Vikings should bring in Tua.
— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) January 22, 2018
Unless the Vikings have a guy named Brady — or Tua — in that locker room, this might be trouble. Wouldn't be the first time this year we've seen the Football Gods smile on Minnesota though.
— Jed Drenning (@TheSignalCaller) January 22, 2018
Does anyone have Tua Tagovailoa's number? Asking for a head coach I know
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) January 22, 2018
Vikings need Tua for this second half #MINvsPHI
— Ben Stacer (@ben_stacer) January 22, 2018
It’s worth pointing out that the Vikings have former Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford available. It’s also worth mentioning that people were making the same joke when the Patriots were trailing earlier in the day. New England did come back to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars to earn a spot in the Super Bowl.
In the second half of the national championship game, Tagovailoa completed 14 of his 24 passes and threw for 3 touchdowns, as the Crimson Tide overcame a 13-point halftime deficit. Minnesota trailed by 17 at the break, so maybe even Tagovailoa might not be able to lead the Vikings back to a win.