Tagovailoa is now QB1
The Miami Dolphins are naming rookie Tua Tagovailoa their starting quarterback, Adam Schefter reported.
Dolphins have a bye this week. When they rerun the next week for a home game against the Rams, Tua Tagovailoa will be their starting QB. https://t.co/NVc3Kc0GfG
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2020
Miami is currently on a bye this week, giving Tagovailoa additional preparation time before the Dolphins confront the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 1.
Team confident in the rookie
The team mentions” its time,” also leading the way into a bye; it seems it gives the group additional time for Tua to get prepared, mentally and physically.
Tua has battled his way into becoming the starter
The fifth-overall pick of April’s draft, Tagovailoa, has steered an adversity-laden road from Alabama to Miami. The star quarterback dominated and battled hard from a significant hip injury through severe and grueling rehab. This pre-draft procedure saw Tagovailoa not part of on-field. Instead, his talents were all seen through audition video by all 32 teams. Since before the injury, the Dolphins have been in love with Tagovailias abilities. They were finally joining the team in April with the 5th pick.
Due to injury, Tua slipped to the Dolphins
Tagovailoa gazed Joe Burrow to go to Cincinnati with the No. 1 pick before he got picked by Miami. Tagovailoa was relegated to watching and learning from Ryan Fitzpatrick from the sidelines.
Miami enthusiasts shouted for Tua Time late in games that almost blew outs. Nonetheless, coach Brian Flores withstood until Week 6 when he inserted Tagovailoa at the end of a dominant win over the wrong New York Jets. Tagovailoa reached the field with about minutes left. Ryan was welcomed by cheers of the small crowd in attendance, with Fitzpatrick inciting them on from the sideline. Tua completed two passes for nine yards and moved well in the pocket.
The rookie will be challenged
Tagovailoas readiness and hip will be tested against a strong defensive line led by one of the best rushers in the league Aaron Donald. Donald, who was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.