Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa addresses trade rumors with sense of confidence

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Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was a star at the collegiate level, but since being drafted No. 5 overall by the Miami Dolphins in 2020, he’s been the subject of heavy criticism.

He played in nine games his rookie season and has played three games in 2021, his first year as the team’s full-time starting quarterback, missing a few games due to fractured ribs.

The Dolphins front office has publicly sent out mild affirmations that Tagovailoa is the franchise’s quarterback amid trade rumors regarding Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson is a young, stellar quarterback, who has refused to play for Houston and has demanded a trade from the team for quite some time. What’d holding teams back, including Miami, from trading for Watson? That would be nearly two dozen sexual assault allegations.

He holds a no-trade clause in his contract and has reportedly only waived it for the Dolphins.

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, less than a week away, reports have been swirling regarding Miami’s interest in Watson and if terms have been agreed to or not.

Mind you, Tagovailoa is still the team’s starting quarterback and is dealing with: injury recovery, public criticism of his play and trade rumors.

Today, he publicly spoke on the trade rumors, when he was asked about it during media availability.

There’s no telling what the next few days hold across the NFL, especially within the Miami Dolphins organization. However, Tagovailoa has made it clear that he is the quarterback for the Dolphins and is confident that he will continue to be.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to cover Tagovailoa as he traverses through year No. 2 in the NFL.

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