Dolphins make call on Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option
The Miami Dolphins are sticking by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, injury history and all.
The Dolphins told the former Alabama star they are picking up his fifth-year option, meaning they will be banking on Tagovailoa as their franchise QB for years.
Tagovailoa suffered multiple concussions in 2022 that derailed his season.
The Dolphins have to believe his health will stand the rigors of an NFL season since they are going to guarantee him $23.2M in 2023.
The #Dolphins have informed QB Tua Tagovailoa they’re picking up his fifth-year option, sources say. Once executed, Tagovailoa will be guaranteed $23.2 million for the 2024 season.
Another indication Miami is confident Tagovailoa will be their quarterback for a long time. pic.twitter.com/lZtSQxrbgQ
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 10, 2023
Tagovailoa is 21-13 as a starter for Miami, which made him the fifth overall pick in 2020. He has thrown for 8.015 yards with 52 TD passes against 23 interceptions.