We do not yet know for sure if Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be traded to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson, but we do know that he has a ton of people in the NFL world on his side. Even while it seems that his own franchise might not appreciate him, there are many that do.
Most franchises give a quarterback around three years to begin making a positive impact. Even though Tagovailoa was dealing with nagging injuries during year one, and has seen a lot of the same during year two, it seems the Dolphins are contemplating cutting the cord early.
Tagovailoa is coming off of his best two games of the year, completing 75% of his passes for 620 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions in a pair of losses for the 1-6 Dolphins. Despite this, the Dolphins could still end up shopping him.
Former NFL star Tiki Barber had a lot of support to give to Tua and made his sentiments known on Thursday’s episode of Good Morning Football.
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“I think it’s terrible what they are doing to him,” Barber said. “Most kids, at least quarterbacks, get three years. The infrastructure around the Dolphins gave up on him last year. He was hurt, and he should not have been playing. Now, he’s is starting to get better. He completed 70 percent two weeks ago, 80 percent a week ago. They lost, but it’s not all his fault. It’s just frustrating because you want to see good kids, like Tua, succeed. He’s not getting the opportunity because of the dysfunction upstairs, and its infatuation with Deshaun Watson who has a legal issue.”
A move to Houston isn’t set in stone for Tagovailoa, but it could still be a possibility.
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