Are the Dolphins concerned about Tua Tagovailoa’s durability?
Will the Dolphins move on from Tua? Is Tua Tagovailoa’s durability a problem? General Manager Chris Grier said durability with their star quarterback is definitely in the back of his mind.
“I can’t lie and say no,” Grier said. “But it’s not something that’s going to make us afraid to do something long term with him.
“The one thing he’s had is he’s been banged up but always comes back and bounces back and plays hard and performs. So, excited for his future, excited for watching him doing all the work he’s been doing in the offseason here right now to prepare for 2023. And he’s very excited to get back on the field with his teammates.”
This sounds like Tua is a lock and will be good to go for the Dolphins, but then Grier continued and made it sound like they will look at all options and see what direction that leads them.
The Dolphins have an amazing team and are truly a quarterback away from being contenders. If Tua could remain healthy they could be a problem in the AFC.
Here is what Grier said at the Combine.
“I think all options, like I said, we’ll go through it here,” Grier said Wednesday. “We’re going to spend a lot of time here. And then that’s the good thing, we’re not rushed to [do] anything right now. We’ll be in touch with Tua’s representatives and Mike and I and Brandon will sit with Steve and we’ll make a push for things and we’ll talk and we’ll see where they stand.
“But, like I said, we’re very excited for him. The strides he made this year with Mike and the offense and you guys have been here and seen it. It was really exciting and to see the work he’s put in that you guys don’t see at the facility is really incredible.”
I wonder if the Dolphins will pick up the fifth year option on their quarterback. That could be the first telling sign if they are truly committed to him as their franchise Quarterback.