Dolphins general manager Chris Grier opened up about Tua Tagovailoa
Without a first-rounder, the Dolphins do have three picks in the top 85, including one in the second round and two in the third round. They could use one of those picks on a possible QB if they choose to do so.
The reason is that Miami has a looming decision regarding Tua Tagovailoa’s future. They have two months to exercise the fifth-year option on the former first-round quarterback, which would guarantee $23.2 million for 2024.
The former University of Alabama product had a tumultuous 2022 season that saw him grow as a QB, but he also missed numerous games because of the concussions he suffered on the field. One such concussion had him being stretchered off the field.
Grier made it clear that he is concerned about his durability.
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“I can’t lie and say no,” Grier said when asked if he’s concerned about Tua’s track record of durability (or lack thereof). “But it’s not something that’s going to make us afraid to do something long-term.”
Grier explained that “all options [are on the table]” regarding QB Tua Tagovailoa and his fifth-year option.
“I think all options [are on the table]. We’ll go through it here, and we’re going to spend a lot of time here,” Grier said, via Pro Football Network. “And that’s a good thing. We’re not rushed to make any [decision] right now. We’ll be in touch with Tua’s representatives, and Mike and I and Brandon [Shore] will sit, and Steve [Ross] will make a push for things, and we’ll talk and see where they stand.
“Like I said, we’re very excited for him, the strides that he made this year with Mike and the offense. You guys have been here and seen it. It was really exciting. To see the work that he puts in that you don’t see at the facility is really incredible. The dialogue between he and Mike, just talking football. I’ve never heard as much football as he talks with Mike with things he sees, even from other games. It’s pretty cool to see.”
The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick out of Alabama in 2020.
In 2022, Tagovailoa appeared in 13 games for the Dolphins and completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,548 yards with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.