Trevor Lawrence vs. Tua Tagovailoa: Who's the better quarterback? | First Take

  • Published on Jan 8, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Marcus Spears get into a heated debate on who has more of the "it" factor at quarterback after the 2019 National Championship, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa or Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.

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Comments • 897

    HAVANA SCP 2 days ago

    Is that even a question.? Lawrence hands down. Duh

  • Melissa Sellers
    Melissa Sellers 4 days ago

    Tua is going to Miami. And will carry them back to the top.

  • John Tempest
    John Tempest 6 days ago +1

    IDK why people listen to these fools.

  • Tom McCarthy
    Tom McCarthy 6 days ago

    Justyn Rose?

  • Hineyman
    Hineyman 7 days ago

    We really askin this question?! Did we all not see the championship game n what Trevor did to Alabama as a freshman

  • Spiritually Inspired

    I can't believe you people are actually considering Trevor Lawrence to be better then Tua🤦🤦🤦

  • daddydaycare
    daddydaycare 13 days ago

    Shaggy Doo sucked today in his spring game, if u blitz him he is terrible. Footwork was awful, he didn't go through his progressions, and still throws off his back foot. He locks in on 1 wr and unloads for the 50/50 ball. 1 td 1ints should've been more ints, alots of bad passes today. Shaggy Doo needs alot of work this summer. His back up Bryce looked like he should be the starting. Shaggy Doo was uncomfortable all game. Tua Three Quarters is the truth and if he stays healthy he will win the Heisman.

  • Sole MyUce
    Sole MyUce 15 days ago

    A lot of Tua haters on here!!! Put money on it, this year Tua won’t even compare to the rest of the qb. Definitely perfect record. Tua already learned from last year mistakes . That’s how good Tua is!! Any bets?

  • Amanda Morton
    Amanda Morton 16 days ago

    Thank you justin rose

  • Cool Breeze
    Cool Breeze Month ago

    Clemson watched film and figured out that Tua wasn’t reading the defense and was just throwing to a spot.

  • Tim L
    Tim L Month ago

    Kellerman's full of s***. Half way through the season, Tua was peaking and Lawrence was just starting to get into a groove.

  • daddydaycare
    daddydaycare Month ago

    The best qb was runner-up for the Heisman and won the Maxwell award.

  • Mark Jacob
    Mark Jacob Month ago +1

    Peyton Manning coached Trevor Lawrence up some, was blown away by Trevor Lawrence..said the kids ready for NFL right now if not for eligibility..

  • Mark Jacob
    Mark Jacob Month ago +1

    Trevor Lawrence is waaaay better, anyone saying different don't know nothing about a good qauterback..

    • Mark Jacob
      Mark Jacob Month ago +1

      +Bradley Sad Falcons Fan And Alabama Fan Trevor Lawrence beat Tua/Alabama easy..he smoked them.. Trevor Lawrence is waaaay better

    • Bradley Sad Falcons Fan And Alabama Fan
      Bradley Sad Falcons Fan And Alabama Fan Month ago

      Mark Jacob don’t know what a qauterback is but Tua is who I’m taking

  • Javier tavera
    Javier tavera Month ago


  • Jerry Manigault
    Jerry Manigault Month ago

    T Lawrence

  • Phillip Blackwell
    Phillip Blackwell Month ago

    Clemson Quarter back twice as good as Alabama quarter back!!

  • Sarah Lloyd
    Sarah Lloyd 2 months ago


  • Zeus Von Rafiel
    Zeus Von Rafiel 2 months ago

    Trevor is the best qb in college in a long time.. Tua was lucky all year where trevor was just great all year!!! God Bless

  • 3finger10
    3finger10 2 months ago

    Bammers suck....

  • thatboy dre
    thatboy dre 2 months ago

    Tua reminds of matt leinart good in college not in nfl

  • Jacob Donald
    Jacob Donald 2 months ago

    Justin rose😂😂😂

  • Jacob Donald
    Jacob Donald 2 months ago

    Trevor Lawrence winning heisman

  • Bobby Blessed
    Bobby Blessed 2 months ago

    It’s not really a QB discussion bc we’ve seen Bama get torched by a QB on quite a few occasions. Trevor Lawrence played a fabulous game, but Alabama couldn’t execute in crucial situations: red zone or 3rd down. Lawrence having a good game and Tua having one of his worst has to be analyzed separately. The Bama secondary was atrocious, and Clemson came in with a wonderful game plan for Tua. I just don’t think this is the narrative as far as comparisons.

  • Savi Enriquez
    Savi Enriquez 2 months ago

    Trevor is a better QB

  • Big Nizzle
    Big Nizzle 2 months ago

    Trevor all day long and tomorrow too.

  • A W
    A W 2 months ago +1

    Lets be real here. Lawrence is very talented but Bama played him straight up and he was throwing to his first read every time. Some of those were great throws BTW but its not like he was having to check down to his second or third receiver. Two long TD's were flat out blown coverages. On the other side of the coin, on both of Tua's INT's Clemmy's D played a gimmick D. They left receivers wide open because to Venebles credit, they schemed well and predicted what Tua would do. They know he is more inclined to go for the deep shot so they roll the CB deep and leave someone wide open in the flat. This all happens split second and Tua is expecting the CB to stay with the short WR like all sound defenses do but again, thats not what Clemson did. Same thing on the first INT. They read the play based on something they had seen and jumped the route. The other guy was wide open had the CB stayed on his man but the ball was already out. The reason I say this is to stop the stupid "who is better" conversation. They are both really good and both will more than likely be number one picks their respective Jr season. Clemson's defense played lights out and their DL did not seem to get tired at all. They seemed to get stronger as the night went on. Same with their OL which I did not anticipate.

  • Stuwart Valdez
    Stuwart Valdez 2 months ago

    Max sucks! Go talk about boxing

  • rar6178
    rar6178 2 months ago

    All day to throw wont happen in nfl with the egos etc

  • Huey Ali
    Huey Ali 2 months ago

    Who has the footage of Max Kellerman saying Trevor Lawrence was better than Tua Tagovailoa? Lol

    ADAM JASON 2 months ago

    Then Bama or someone else will rock Clemson next year and they’ll jump bandwagons again...

  • Hall Of fame
    Hall Of fame 2 months ago

    Tua is better

  • Terry Bruce
    Terry Bruce 2 months ago

    Hey there Dink and Dunk... the white QB is better than the black QB. Blah Blah Blah Blah… stop shouting you saw a star being born and he is white.... get over it.

  • JusAnothaCritiK
    JusAnothaCritiK 3 months ago

    Have you seen Alabamas recruiting class this year?! LMAO ain't no change in the fkn Guard, what a joke.

  • JusAnothaCritiK
    JusAnothaCritiK 3 months ago +1

    Both are great players, the difference in this game wasn't the QBs it was the battle at the LOS which Bama lost. Tua took his team into the Redzone on almost every drive, they just had some poor play calling in the RZ.

  • stranger7138
    stranger7138 3 months ago

    Tua is another Mark Sanchez. You people are blind as a bat. Keep hope alive.

  • Pete Bowling
    Pete Bowling 3 months ago

    Roll Tigers

  • Maxine Cortez
    Maxine Cortez 3 months ago


  • Jason Phillips
    Jason Phillips 3 months ago

    Trevor Lawrence once the Highschool tapes came out of him came out EVERYONE knew he was the best lol

  • Jermaine Mitchell
    Jermaine Mitchell 3 months ago

    Clemson is the new elite......

  • David Brown
    David Brown 3 months ago

    Steven A Smith is such a know it all and so arrogant with that negro dialect I can't stand listening to him! He's where stereotypes come from! BIG MOUTH , Arrogant Know It All with an attitude!

  • Allen Fepuleai
    Allen Fepuleai 3 months ago

    Interesting fact: Tua most likely was named after the famous Samoan boxer from New Zealand, David Tua

  • Darth Kage
    Darth Kage 3 months ago

    Max is so full of shit

  • Joshua Williams
    Joshua Williams 3 months ago

    We need lane kiffen back 💯

  • David Bull
    David Bull 3 months ago +1

    Clemson QB- number One
    Bama QB - number Tua

  • JordanForeverGoat 🐐
    JordanForeverGoat 🐐 3 months ago

    People keep overlooking one fact tua is surrounded by the best draft class in college football how can he not succeed that’s why I felt like tua didn’t deserve the heisman cause Bama would’ve been the same team with or without em 🤷🏿‍♂️

  • Re Netimaras
    Re Netimaras 3 months ago

    just one game and everybody talk about Trevor Lawrence just like tua last year..well first of all I would like to say fuck y'all..
    yes Trevor is Good but tua is still better than Trevor.. let's see Trevor this coming season if he'll live up to the talking expectations that everyone is talking about.. I like what he did though wait till the very important game to shine

  • BryceStawski
    BryceStawski 3 months ago

    Trevor is better but Tua is still incredible

  • Matt Scarey
    Matt Scarey 3 months ago

    Tua is ass cheeks and I've said that since the beginning of the season. They don't play anybody

  • Waffleking206
    Waffleking206 3 months ago

    Ion think Tua should be slept on just bc of this game. He’s going to adapt off of this game just wait till after.

  • Trey Ak-47
    Trey Ak-47 3 months ago

    Tua is better periodt. Samoan power. Fuck that honky cracker redneck lawrence

  • Nithin Karthik
    Nithin Karthik 3 months ago

    Kyler Murray is still the best he couldn’t win the championship because of the Oklahoma defense

    WLS JOURNEY OF DJ 90 3 months ago

    Tua really gave his body to his team., wearing 2 knee braces like o-line

  • InsanelyHighAsianBoy
    InsanelyHighAsianBoy 3 months ago

    The Drake curse is real.

    SEAN ROCK TAYLOR 3 months ago

    My eyes dont lie trevor is a goat in the making#!!

  • ayalave75
    ayalave75 3 months ago

    What's the deal with showing the same interception 5 times in a row. Couldn't ESPN find any other Tua low lights to show?

  • Robert guzek
    Robert guzek 3 months ago

    This show is stupid

  • Cliff Diving Monkeys
    Cliff Diving Monkeys 3 months ago

    Who's the better quarterback? Come on, unless you put them behind the exact same O-Line, with the same running backs, and the same wide receivers, you can't compare them. Unless you are just going by strength and speed... :-/

  • Blaize Parrish
    Blaize Parrish 3 months ago

    He didnt have 1 interception he had tua them.

  • Sau Tafao
    Sau Tafao 3 months ago +1

    Trevor didn't have any pressure but a few times. Tua was under pressure all night. Trevor had a few poorly thrown balls that were caught only because the receivers made difficult catches. And his defense helped out big time while Bamas defense took the night off lol I love the kid and wish him all the best but people are over hyping him imo.

  • A. A
    A. A 3 months ago


  • Skloop Mcdoop
    Skloop Mcdoop 3 months ago

    I only saw Tua play a couple games. I don’t see the hype. Clemson, Georgia, and LSU are the only competition hey had all year. He won’t make it in the NFL

    ALEX HUSSEY 3 months ago +2

    Max is lying no tape of him saying that

  • Johnny Cham
    Johnny Cham 3 months ago

    Bamas play calling was trash at the red zone. They marched down well, but redzone calling was trash.

  • Sam Gardner
    Sam Gardner 3 months ago

    It has to eat Stephen A. alive to give a white body props

  • Lazza Banse
    Lazza Banse 3 months ago

    Suck a fat one Max 😂

  • Dizzy Fusion
    Dizzy Fusion 3 months ago +1

    Trevor Lawrence Dallas cowboy!!

  • Quinn O'Quinn
    Quinn O'Quinn 3 months ago

    I really hope the Saints tank the year before Lawrence is eligible so we can get him. Brees has a few more years, and if he’s still playing he could mentor Lawrence as well which would just be INSANE.

    JEFFREY 3 months ago +1

    Who really cares. These guys will flip flop all year long until the season starts up again. Hell, a new qb can come along and do well and they will jump on his nuts next.

  • Itee Tee978
    Itee Tee978 3 months ago +1

    Put it this way.
    If Tua was QB for Clemson it would have rained TD’s non stop...
    I’m sure if I’m wrong cause I thought Bama WR’s were the best in the country but man those Clemson WR’s were on beast mode. Which the question is perhaps Bama D was horrible or Clemson D was on song..
    Tua threw that ball way better then Lawrence did accuracy wise..
    But Bama coaches got out coached..

  • Itee Tee978
    Itee Tee978 3 months ago +1

    Lawrence not in Tua’s league..
    Clemson WR’s were open as a wide gate..
    You all will see next season.

  • WashburnD10
    WashburnD10 3 months ago

    To both of you gentlemen - Who do you think would deliver NFL success, a QB who is not poised in the face of adversity or a QB who is less accurate on his throws?

  • Altitude Magic
    Altitude Magic 3 months ago

    Both wbs have the best most athletic wespons in the country.
    i didnt see either wb outshine the other.
    i did see the clemson oline and dline outshine alabamad though.

  • Gabe Peterson
    Gabe Peterson 3 months ago +5

    Alabama's 4.8 yards a carry is irrelevant. Alabama threw the ball because they had to get back in the game. They became predictable.As for Tua....Early in the season he was willing to take a shot and stay in the pocket under pressure which gave receivers that little bit of extra time needed to get open. Once he had his injury he would rush his delivery and his accuracy dropped off.

  • ——•••
    ——••• 3 months ago +1

    Trevor did better that game but tua had a better year

  • Carlos Whatley
    Carlos Whatley 3 months ago

    No one talked about Trevor, it was always all talk about Alabama, that's just how it is, no one expected Clemson to do what they did, Clemson wasn't the hype, Alabama was

  • Marketing Heavy Duty Tow Companies

    StephenA, Alabama #1 recruiting class for 2019, they made a big deal that Clemson signed a wide receiver from the state of Alabama. Oh my God what a disaster. Have you fucking looked at the receivers at the University of Alabama? So dear God if you're going to try and make a case against Alabama you are an idiot to try and make it at the receiver position.... Clemson had better athletes? Alabama has had the number 1 recruiting class every year but one year last 10 years so what the fuck are you guys smoking because send me some I'm all in apparently it does give you boys hallucinations

  • Marketing Heavy Duty Tow Companies

    Tua Tagovailoa all day long.

  • Kyrie Irving
    Kyrie Irving 3 months ago

    We just gonna ignore the fact jerry jeudy the best wr in the nation?

  • Centreville Patriot
    Centreville Patriot 3 months ago

    All the “experts” were wrong

  • Bob Keeler
    Bob Keeler 3 months ago +1

    Tua is good, but throws a lot of interceptions because he blindly runs the play and throws to where the receiver should be instead of where the receiver IS. He did this all season. I'm a true Bama fan 30+ yrs and I would rather have Trevor Lawrence as our QB instead of Tua. Heck I think Jalen Hurts should play more and they should split the QB duties evenly between the two of them instead of letting Tua play so much. Tua is also injury prone and rarely at 100%, so I don't know that he will have much of NFL career if any. Sorry I've just never been that impressed with Tua.

    • Jalil Johnson
      Jalil Johnson 3 months ago

      Facts and I wasn't either. You are right he stares down wr too. That's why he fumbled too

  • Matthew Coker
    Matthew Coker 3 months ago

    All these clowns claim they know what they're talking about but they don't. What most people don't know is that Justyn Ross and Trevor Lawerence played together in camps and drills after they're senior years in high school and already had chemistry. Trevor is the one who basically recruited Ross because of that chemistry. So when I hear idiots on national tv that are suppose to be "experts" say things like Lawerence got lucky that Ross made that catch, all I can do is laugh because those two were making plays like the one everyone seen in the championship game before they even got to Clemson and in spring ball before the season even started.

  • 94FADE
    94FADE 3 months ago +1

    Liar liar max on fire

  • Jacob Bond
    Jacob Bond 3 months ago

    Btw I don’t wanna hear they would’ve done better or won if they ran the ball more. First off, you don’t run the ball when you’re down 14, 21 and 28 points down. Also Clemson was playing against the pass, of course you can put up some rushing yards when they’re leaving the box with only 5-7 guys, I’m certain Clemson would’ve adjusted if they were getting torched in the run game.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown
    BadBadLeroyBrown 3 months ago +1

    Max Kellerman is a fkn BOLD FACE LIAR!!!
    This is like the time he said Giants should select a QB before the draft...
    He was all in on Saquon til Eli Manning was struggling....MAX LIARMAN

  • Cheeseball27
    Cheeseball27 3 months ago

    Shut up Molly

  • Daniel Blanks
    Daniel Blanks 3 months ago

    Max stfu bruh you know damn yo ass was hypin up tua didnt even know who trevor was

  • BmoreBirds22
    BmoreBirds22 3 months ago

    Stephen A " justin rose "

  • Random Dude
    Random Dude 3 months ago +2

    Bama wins everything next year, Tua wins all awards possible for him; Clemson 10 & 3. People fan boy tua again

  • Kobe Walker
    Kobe Walker 3 months ago

    One game proves nothing

  • tedfio1tedfio1
    tedfio1tedfio1 3 months ago

    Trevor Lawrence is going to be the next GOAT as long as he stays healthy.

  • Marcos Martinez
    Marcos Martinez 3 months ago +4

    Tua plays good teams and chokes. 2 picks against UGA 2 with us. Trevor is a FRESHMAN. He didn’t throw any picks against ND or Bama just saying

    • Patrick McCain
      Patrick McCain 2 months ago

      Tom Brady threw 2 picks and only 1 TD against the Chiefs. Did he choke too?

    • Patrick McCain
      Patrick McCain 2 months ago

      +Marcos Martinez Watson barely played his freshman year. His sophomore year, when he was the starter, he had a very similar season to Trevor except Watson had a Total QBR of 86.7 to Trevor's (still amazing) 83.9. Watson also had a higher completion percentage. Trevor may end up being the greatest QB of all time, he just isn't there yet.

    • Marcos Martinez
      Marcos Martinez 2 months ago

      Patrick McCain Ok? That’s the past. Trevor has had a better freshman season than Watson’s. He’s better. Just wait until he’s a junior and he’s bigger,stronger, and smarter.

    • Patrick McCain
      Patrick McCain 2 months ago

      +Marcos Martinez In his Championship year, Watson threw 17 picks. Just saying.

    • Marcos Martinez
      Marcos Martinez 2 months ago

      Patrick McCain never played a good defense until Georgia and threw 2 picks. Played us and threw two picks

  • Saidakine
    Saidakine 3 months ago +1

    Right now it’s Trever Lawrence. He is obviously better than Tua. He makes better reads.There was never torch to steal from Alabama because Clemson is a better team. Haskins, the leading passer in the country with 50 touchdowns was also there in New York assholes .

  • marco cano
    marco cano 3 months ago +1

    Max is a liar

  • David Logan
    David Logan 3 months ago +1

    Thats what a WR supposed to do make catches so what is he talking about cause QBs make the perfect pass and can be drop so the go to getting make the throw and catch the ball that’s how it work

  • SuperSaiyan SerendipitousSensualSeer

    Alabama was obliterated "TUA" man

  • Volkswagenman3
    Volkswagenman3 3 months ago

    heisman contender my ass.

  • D B
    D B 3 months ago

    Excuses, Excuses, Excuses. Fat boy sound mad they got stomped. They got behind and Tua had to throw the ball.

  • C.J. Shelby
    C.J. Shelby 3 months ago +3

    It's the sports commentaries that can't figure out who's the best player in any position. Y'all are the ones that put these young people on such high pedestals then just like that knock them off. Why don't you all just ssh and let these kids play. Wait until end of entire season, playoff, and past the championship then pick because you can't seem to make your minds up. Your predictions suck and it puts too much pressure on these young players. It always has.

  • Volkswagenman3
    Volkswagenman3 3 months ago

    I said during that LSU game when they got pressure on Tua and he threw it in to triple coverage that Tua will not do well if he doesn't have a good o-line or if he is under pressure.