Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa offered his mother, Diane, with a particular Mom’s Day present on Sunday: a black Cadillac Escalade.
Tagovailoa posted a video to social media of him shocking his mother with the brand new SUV, an indication of his appreciation for her coming two-and-a-half weeks after he was chosen by the Dolphins fifth within the 2020 NFL draft.
“I do know you wished one thing that will be capable to carry everybody,” Tagovailoa stated.
“That is mine?” an emotional Diane Tagovailoa requested in response.
“This is yours,” her son responded with a smile. “So you can go try your new ride out.”
Tagovailoa, who chose last week to wear No. 1 with Miami, hasn’t signed his Dolphins contract yet, but the value is set by the rookie scale and set to pay him $30.3 million over four years, with a $19.6 million signing bonus.
Tagovailoa is close to his family, with both his parents, Galu and Diane, being active members in his athletic career and life. Moments after he was drafted by the Dolphins in April, Tagovailoa mentioned how much it meant to hear his family’s name represented in such a grand scale in the NFL.
“This is special for not just me but for my family as well,” he said last month. “The biggest thing for me right now is just being able to take it in, soak it in, enjoy it with my family and get to work.”