The NFL has a job to protect their players on the field.
While injuries will happen in football, their job is to make sure the players are protected when injuries happen.
However, one area the NFL is currently failing in protecting their players is with concussions.
This is most notable with Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
For the second time this season, the star quarterback is under the NFL concussion protocol.
But the problem is how the NFL and the medical team in Miami didn’t spot his concussion sooner.
However, one player was questioning what was going on with his quarterback while he was suffering from his concussion last Sunday.
Raheem Mostert Is Sharing What He Saw About Tua’s Concussion
When Raheem Mostert heard about Tua’s concussion, he was shocked.
However, he also said it “kind of made sense” that Tua suffered a concussion.
Raheem Mostert, on if he was shocked to hear Tua had a concussion: "I was shocked. I totally didn't realize that Tua went through that. But it also kind of made sense towards the end of the game. You know, I was asking myself in the huddle, like, ‘What are we doing?’ …
— Hal Habib (@gunnerhal) December 28, 2022
With him questioning “what are we doing?” in the huddle, he had all the answers that everyone else was missing.
Had he told medical personnel this during the game, his quarterback could have gotten help.
But with fans and the ownership of the Dolphins wanting a playoff berth, it might have kept him from speaking up.
However, NFL players need to speak up when they see these issues.
If they feel their teammate’s health is at risk, they need to bring it to the attention of the medical staff.
With the many concussions that Tua has suffered this season, another one could be life-threatening.
When NFL medical personnel cannot see these things, NFL players are the last line of defense in the health and safety of their teammates.
Therefore, they must speak up whenever they have the same questions Mostert had on Sunday.