If Jake Plummer were on the clock in the NFL draft and needed a QB … he tells TMZ Sports he’d go with Justin Herbert over Tua Tagovailoa — and says it’s actually an easy choice.
“I would steer away from any damaged goods,” the former NFL QB says.
Tua has battled SEVERAL key injuries in his 3-year Bama career … most notably suffering a dislocated hip last November — and Plummer says those are just too many red flags for him.
“I would be leery about injuries he’s sustained already,” Jake says of Tua. “They’re not like a broken hand, or a sprained wrist, or something pretty similar. He’s working with hips and he’s had some problems with his knees, I believe.”
Plummer says Herbert, meanwhile, doesn’t have nearly the same question marks … and, in fact, he thinks the Oregon QB might be the better overall prospect regardless.
Jake tells us he’s worked out with Herbert in Los Angeles this year … and has even spent time with him at the College Football Hall of Fame — and would have no issues drafting the 22-year-old in the top 10.
“He’s also a big lump of clay,” Plummer says. “And, the right coach, the right system could mold him into what I believe could be almost the future of the QB position.”
As for Jake’s advice for rookies heading into the NFL after this week’s selection process … he’s telling them to enjoy the family time for now — because the NFL is a straight-up whirlwind.
By the way, Plummer’s developed an app with his Ready List Sports company that he believes could help NFL teams develop their rookies MUCH faster than previous years!!