Rookie Profile: Taulia Tagovailoa

Taulia Tagovailoa Rookie Profile

Rookie Profile: Taulia Tagovailoa, Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks

Welcome to the Rookie Profile: Taulia Tagovailoa, a Quarterback from Maryland. He is from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and was a 4-star recruit out of Thompson High School in Alabama.

Tagovailoa attended Alabama as a redshirt freshman but transferred to Maryland after that season after being buried behind Mac Jones on the depth chart. With Bryce Young thought to be the future quarterback for the Crimson Tide he opted to move on.

In 2020 as a freshman at Maryland, he appeared in 13 games. He totaled 1,011 passing yards with 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

2021 was when he broke out as a junior when he appeared in 13 games and racked up 3,860 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, all collegiate career highs. He posted similar stats in 2022 as a junior where he played in 12 games and totaled 3,008 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions.

His final collegiate career came as a senior for Maryland in 2023. He appeared in 12 games and put up a solid 3,377 passing yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.


Taulia Tagovailoa

Draft Capital & Landing Spot

Draft Capital- Undrafted Free Agent Signing

  • Many quarterbacks found themselves an early-round pick, Tagovailoa was not one of them. He was nowhere near good enough to warrant an early selection and instead slipped out of the draft altogether.
  • He was signed as an undrafted free agent by Seattle which at least allows his fantasy pulse to beat on for another day, albeit faintly.

Landing Spot- Seattle Seahawks

  • The Seahawks aren’t the worst landing spot for his long-term value. He could sit behind Geno Smith for a couple of years until Smith’s contract expires and eventually take over if he progresses into a starter.
  • This isn’t a great landing spot, but it’s a decent situation for a potential long-term developmental quarterback.

Team Depth Chart

Expected Role: Potential Successor to Geno Smith

Seattle Seahawks Depth Chart

Depth Chart via Fantasy Pros

Fantasy Impact

The fantasy impact here is that of a long-term developmental player. It was exceptionally unlikely that Tagovailoa was ever going to be an immediate impact player for fantasy football, but this scenario gives him a shot to slowly grow and blossom into a potential starter.

Tagovailoa is the type of player that long-term taxi squads are built for. Draft him, and leave him on your taxi squad for as long as you possibly can.

Check out The Fantasy Football Universe Sneak Peek Video of Taulia Tagovailoa.

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