Miami Dolphins fans, it’s time to celebrate.
It finally happened, the Miami Dolphins have Tua Tagovalioa as their starting quarterback. Really, all that needed to happen was the formality of drafting him. He had been connected to Miami for quite some time. Now, the Dolphins can look towards the future.
The Dolphins have been looking for a franchise quarterback ever since Dan Marino retired. They now have it with Tagovalioa.
Tua can do it all. He can run, pass, keep plays alive and lead. The quarterback ranks third all-time in passing yards in Alabama history with 7,442. He ranks first in Alabama history in passing touchdowns with 87.
He will enter a Miami offense that certainly has weapons at receiver, provided a couple come back healthy. DeVante Parker emerged as a true No. 1, finally. Preston Williams, an undrafted find, was headed that way before his injury, but he’s reportedly recovering well.
Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant were dynamic two seasons ago — if healthy, maybe they will be again.
And Tua has the touch and timing on slants to make them go.
Now he just needs protection, as the Dolphins continue to shape the line.
The one worry I have in regards to him as a player is his durability. The reviews from the hip specialist he went to see were extremely positive, however. Stephania Bell of ESPN spoke to Dr. Thomas Byrd, who gave him a clean bill of health. It certainly is great to hear such a positive prognosis.
But there’s no rush. The season may not start on time. Ryan Fitzpatrick is an ideal bridge quarterback, who can also win and lead, and understands his role in helping the next generation.
The Miami Dolphins have needed stability at the quarterback position. Tagovalioa should be able to provide that for years to come. They have been yearning for this type of playmaker and franchise player for what seems like forever. Quarterbacks like this don’t come along very often. Now, Miami has their man and a cornerstone player to boot. Here’s to hoping for success sooner rather than later.
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