There have been a lot of speculations surrounding the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback position for 2021, but it appears that the organization is committed to Tua Tagovailoa as their signal-caller of the future.
Speaking with media on Thursday, Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores gave a vote of confidence to Tagovailoa and said that the 22-year-old QB will make a significant step forward next season.
“I’m excited about the future with him,” said Flores. “He’s a young player, talented player, bounced back from the hip. I think this is a big offseason for him. That Year 1 to Year 2 jump will be important like it is for all rookies.”
Tagovailoa, who was Dolphins’ No.5 pick in 2020, had an uneven first season as a pro and found himself benched several times in favor of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. He completed 64.1 percent of his passes while throwing for just 1,814 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games. He also had five picks.
Despite this, the Dolphins reportedly believe that Tua Tagovailoa can be their franchise quarterback and are willing to be patient with his development. They also hope that the arrival of a new offensive coordinator and Tagovailoa being fully healthy after undergoing hip surgery last year will also work in their favor.
Still, a lot can happen in the future. Miami currently owns a third overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft via Houston Texans and could be tempted to get another QB if someone they like falls into their lap.