Dwyane Wade offers more advice for Miami Dolphins draft pick Tua Tagovailoa

Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade says Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has to first win over South Florida fan base
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Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa already have a lot of common.

They were both chosen at the No. 5 spot in the first round of their respective drafts, Wade in 2003 and Tagovailoa last month.

So, naturally, Wade is offering advice to Tagovailoa on how to succeed as a rookie in South Florida. Tagovailoa is placed in the tough situation of playing in a city that has lacked consistent quarterback play since the legendary Dan Marino retired in 2000.

“He’s a hell of a player," Wade said in a recent interview with ESPN.com. Miami, especially at the QB position, really needs that. They need a leader. They need a player,” Wade said. “To come in as a young player and win a game in the second half of a national championship game — that shows some grit, that shows some balls. People have to really believe in you. Miami needs that. The Dolphins need that. Even though I’m a [Chicago] Bears fan, I was rooting for them to get him because Miami needs to get back to where the basketball program is.”

Wade immediately made fans a believer after a strong rookie season and led the Heat to a championship in his third year. He became a supporter the moment the Dolphins drafted Tagovailoa, who helped lead Alabama to the national title and was a Heisman finalist in his first two seasons.

"The last 5th overall pick to Miami did some cool things," Wade posted on Twitter. "Congrts @Tuaamann can’t wait to watch your journey."

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