Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa became a multi-millionaire the instant the Miami Dolphins selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He reportedly inked a $30.2 million deal that included a $19.5 million signing bonus.
After leading the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017 and orchestrating one of the best quarterback careers in school history, the kid from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, is expected to become Miami’s newest franchise quarterback. He chose the No. 1 jersey number, and it’s already selling like hotcakes.
But first, the wide-smiled, left-handed rookie is repaying his mom for the support she provided throughout his life.
Tua Tagovailoa Surprises Mom With Car
Tagovailoa gifted his mother, Diane Tagovailoa, a brand new Cadillac Escalade on Mother’s Day. He posted a video of her reaction on social media, and it was priceless.
“This is mine?” Diane asks.
“It’s yours,” Tua says, handing her the keys before giving her a hug.
The SUV, which costs between $70,000 and $80,000, came wrapped in a red bow. If you ask me, the former SEC standout should have bought the new car in crimson red. And maybe a teal one for his father, Galu Tagovailoa.
Videos like these show what type of person Tua Tagovailoa is. He comes from a massive family and has remained humble despite gaining fame at Alabama and earning millions as the next Dolphins quarterback.
Diane and Galu moved across the country from Hawaii to Tuscaloosa to watch Tua live out his dream with the Crimson Tide. Their younger son, Taulia Tagovailoa, played quarterback at nearby Thompson High School and chose Nick Saban’s Alabama football program but reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Clearly, Tua and his parents have a special bond. They shared a special moment together when their son won the starting job over Jalen Hurts in 2018.
After throwing 87 touchdowns and nearly winning a Heisman Trophy, Tua Tagovailoa clearly hasn’t forgotten about his parents. Now, let’s see what Joe Burrow does with his signing bonus.