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Tua Tagovailoa appears to severely underthrow Tyreek Hill in practice, internet promptly loses its mind

May 11, 2022

Like so many other probably-bad-but-maybe-good(??) quarterbacks in the NFL, everything Tua Tagovailoa does is put under intense social-media scrutiny. Case in point, his first filmed throw to new Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who they acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs in March.

The knock on Tagovailoa since Day 1 has been his arm strength, the inability to make the "big-time" NFL throws that win games with under two minutes on the clock. There's no question he can deliver the goods on all the underneath stuff, and he could very well thrive in a Mike McDaniel-run offense. But when it comes time to launch one 60 yards to a wide-open Hill this fall, will he be able to hit him in stride?

Based off the clip the Dolphins Twitter account willingly shared on Tuesday, that remains to be seen. Keep in mind, they are in shorts and T-shirts, although one could argue that makes it much easier to deliver a deep ball. But what do we know:

Yeesh. Most will focus on the fact it was a bit wobbly, but the key thing to notice is that the Cheetah essentially has to come back to the ball and field it as if it were a punt. An extremely tough scene for the Phins faithful, especially for TuAnon, which is an internet joke but also possibly a real group of people who defends Tua to the death (not calling out my co-worker Coleman Bentley here, a Dolphins fan. Definitely not). 

As you might have guessed, the internet is having its way with poor Tua:

Man, September can't get here soon enough. Unless, of course, you're a Dolphins fan who spends time on Twitter, in which case you've already thrown your phone out the window before Tua and Hill even link up in a real game.