Tua Tagovailoa impressed a lot of people when he entered Monday’s National Championship Game at the start of the second half and led Alabama to a win over Georgia.
FS1 host Colin Cowherd is one of those people that Tagovailoa impressed.
During “The Herd” on Tuesday, Cowherd had strong praise for Tagovailoa, comparing the Crimson Tide freshman to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
“That is Russell Wilson, that is a left-handed Russell Wilson,” Cowherd said of Tagovailoa. “I saw Russell Wilson play as a freshman at North Carolina State, I saw two series and I text Kirk Herbstreit — this was 12 years ago — and I said, ‘Who the hell is Russell Wilson? Who is this kid?’ That’s what Russell Wilson looked like when I saw him on my couch in West Hartford, Connecticut.
“Smart, self-awareness, could make throws, great arm, tremendous accuracy, a little small. From his faith to his football to his arm to his mobility to hard to bring down to hard to get a shot on him, that was what Russell Wilson looked like to me on a couch years ago. This kid, Alabama’s winning next year’s national title. This kid is a complete winner.”
Tagovailoa had only played when the Crimson Tide had a sizable lead this season, before entering Monday’s game facing a 13-0 deficit. He then threw for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns in the comeback victory.
To see Cowherd’s full segment, watch below:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 9, 2018