Dolphins GM: Tua Tagovailoa Is Our Starting Quarterback

It’s been an up-and-down season for Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. But hey, that’s the way it always seem to go with young QBs.

And the Dolphins aren’t the least bit bothered by it, if you ask general manager Chris Grier.

“Tua, I’m very happy with. He’s our starting quarterback,” Grier told reporters. “I thought Tua did a great job of working himself through the whole process.”

The left-handed Tagovailoa appeared in 10 games this season, throwing 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. He was pulled as starter in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick on several occasions, but the Dolphins aren’t looking to draft anyone to take his spot, according to Grier.

That should make this draft very interesting, because the Dolphins own the Houston Texans’ pick, which is third overall. If the Dolphins really don’t want a QB, they may be able to deal the draft pick for some immediate help at a different position.

Miami finished 10-6 but failed to make the playoffs.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. The Dolphins are really good. Tua is just missing something. I would guess they keep Tua and bring in a veteran QB (Stafford?) to hedge their bets. If Tua ends up being great, perfect! If not, the veteran can keep coming in “in relief”.

  2. Draft Devonta Smith…He and Tua already have chemistry together from school, and it is another weapon to go with Parker. I think the GM is right. The book is far from written on Tua. He played in 11 games and had a 2:1 TD to int ratio, which is pretty good for a rookie. There’s just extra questions about him because of how great Herbert was this year.

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