Tua Tagovailoa Is Now the Dolphins’ Starting Quarterback

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Tua Tagovailoa will be the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins when they return from their bye on November 1st and face the Los Angeles Rams, Adam Schefter reports:

While we clamored for the Dolphins to start Tagovailoa over Ryan Fitzpatrick two weeks ago, this move is actually a little surprising. The Dolphins have won their last two games, against the Jets and 49ers. Tagovailoa made his NFL debut at the end of the Jets game when it was already out of reach.

Tagovailoa was the fifth overall pick in the draft, so it was always going to be a matter of when and not if he assumed the Dolphins starting job. Miami is 3-3, one game behind the 4-2 Bills for the top spot in the AFC East, so Tagovailoa faces some pressure to perform right away.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Well let’s see what all the hype is about last time i saw him he was being carted off with a broken hip in college the latest in a number of injuries . I don’t believe the NFL will be any easier on his body but time will tell its time to put up now and see if he lives up to all of the hype. I personally think fragile just doesn’t go away Sam Bradford great talent but just couldn’t stay healthy .

    • Tua isn’t fragile…his ankle injuries are genetics and are like UCL injuries in baseball, much stronger after surgery than before. The only other injuries were one concussion and the hip injury. If he learns to throw the ball away and slide before taking hits then he will be just fine. This dude is going to be a stud eventually, if not immediately.

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