Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert Draft Odds Take Sudden Shift One Day Out From NFL Draft
By Zach Brunner
After 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, the next two quarterback prospects of Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert have been closely tied together, with value between the two shifting back and forth.
Just one day before the 2020 NFL Draft begins and these two are expected to hear their name called, the draft odds between the two have taken a sudden shift.
Tua Tagovailoa vs Justin Herbert NFL Draft Odds
Despite Herbert being favored to be drafted before Tua as recently as Tuesday, April 22, the odds have taken a sudden shift. Now, Tua has -142 odds to be drafted ahead of Herbert, while the Oregon quarterback has just +112 odds to be selected first between the two, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
While there's multiple teams that may be interested in drafting a quarterback early in the draft, the competition between Tua and Herbert is widely expected to come down to one team — the Miami Dolphins. Miami is the betting favorite to draft both quarterbacks right now, with the Dolphins' odds to draft Tua and Herbert being -110 and +120, respectively. Either quarterback is expected to slide into the Miami starting role immediately, alongside other draft picks they could make.
If the odds are accurate and IF the Dolphins decide to invest in the former Alabama quarterback, Herbert is still not expected to be waiting past the first round. The Los Angeles Chargers have the second-best odds to draft him, at +140, while the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots are considered more as long shots, at +750 and +1000, respectively.
Both quarterback has the experience and success at the college level the pro teams look for on draft day. So, barring injury, it does not seem like a team could go wrong with either passer.
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