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Dolphins Prioritizing New Deal For Tua Tagovailoa

According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, the Dolphins and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa have had "active negotiations" regarding a new contract. Although this situation has been ongoing for months, both sides have remained amicable through the process. With Tyreek Hill also looking for more money, Miami has been busy. However, the team is prioritizing Tagovailoa's demands, considering he's entering the final year of his rookie deal. The signal-caller is coming off a solid 2023-24 campaign, throwing for 4,624 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions while completing 69.3% of his attempts. Without question, the Dolphins would love to keep him around for years to come, especially since he proved he can stay healthy by appearing in all 17 games last season.

Jul 8, 2024 9:05 PM EST


Dolphins Want Tua Tagovailoa Extension, Mulling Fair Value

The Miami Dolphins want to extend quarterback Tua Tagovailoa but are still evaluating a fair market value, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. As Schefter notes, the quarterback market shifted drastically this offseason when the Jacksonville Jaguars handed Trevor Lawrence a deal worth $55 million per year. Prior to that deal, the Dolphins likely couldn't have justified paying Tagovailoa $55 million per year, but now the former first-round pick can argue that he's worth even more than Lawrence. In the meantime, Tagovailoa is preparing to play out the final year of his rookie deal. He's coming off a strong season in which he earned his first Pro Bowl nod, threw for a career-high 29 touchdowns, and led the NFL with 4,624 passing yards. With Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle at his disposal, the 26-year-old signal-caller enters 2024 as a mid-to-low QB1 option in most fantasy football leagues.

Jun 26, 2024 11:07 PM EST



Tua Tagovailoa Present For Mandatory Minicamp

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters on Tuesday that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is present for mandatory minicamp. "In the flesh," McDaniel said. Tagovailoa is present this week, but he may not do much on the field as he seeks a contract extension that the two sides have been discussing for some time. The 26-year-old former first-rounder wasn't involved as much in voluntary organized team activities this offseason as he has been in years past, but that's also likely related to his contract demands, and it shouldn't be taken in a negative light concerning his 2024 fantasy value. A lighter Tagovailoa should be able to work something out with Miami before the start of the regular season. He had a career year in 2023 and should once again lead a high-scoring Dolphins offense with one of the best one-two punches at wideout in the lead. However, Tagovailoa lacks high-end QB1 upside because of his lack of rushing production.

Jun 4, 2024 2:07 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Drops Weight Heading Into 2024

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has dropped around 10 to 15 pounds this offseason and is down to 220 pounds, which is his ideal playing weight this year as he seeks more agility/escapability. Tagovailoa is currently set to play on his fifth-year option in 2024, but sources are optimistic that the former first-rounder and the Dolphins will be able to work out a long-term contract extension before the 2024 regular season starts this fall. Reports recently were overblown that Tagovailoa was skipping some of the team's offseason meetings. He reported to the first day of voluntary organized team activities on Monday and was seen throwing passes on Tuesday, so he remains fully committed to Miami and is unlikely to stage any sort of holdout this summer. The Dolphins aren't too concerned that Tua's drop in weight will make him more fragile. Tagovailoa doesn't have high-end fantasy upside, but he's at least a midrange QB1 in Miami's high-scoring offense.

May 21, 2024 2:11 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa In The Building For OTAs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is in the team's building on Monday for the start of organized team activities, according to a source. Tagovailoa is slated to become the next signal-caller to receive a big payday, but the two sides remain in negotiations this offseason. Despite nothing being finalized, the former first-rounder said he was planning on attending the team's offseason workouts. The 26-year-old reportedly has not been with the team as much this offseason as he has been in previous years, but it's a good sign that he's now with the team for OTAs and remains committed to Miami. It should go a long way to both sides eventually working something out on a long-term extension. If no extension is reached, Tagovailoa would play the 2024 season on his fifth-year option. Contract issues aside, he's a rising midrange QB1 after a career year in 2023 with one of the best 1-2 punches at receiver in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.

May 20, 2024 2:01 PM EST



Tua Tagovailoa Mostly Absent From Offseason Workouts

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has skipped most of the team's voluntary organized team activities in the past month as the team prepares for him to play on his fifth-year option in 2024, according to sources close to the situation. In his first four years in the league, Tagovailoa was present for most of the voluntary work. Sources think his absence is related to his contract status. The fifth overall pick in 2020 is currently set to make $23.171 million on his fifth-year option, but he's hoped for a long-term contract extension, especially after playing all 17 regular-season games in 2023 while throwing for a career-high 4,624 yards. He made the Pro Bowl for the first time and started in his first playoff game, although his 14 interceptions were tied for fourth-most in the NFL. It's unlikely that Tagovailoa will conduct a full-fledged holdout this summer. Contract issues aside, Tagovailoa is in the QB1 ranks in fantasy, but his ceiling isn't as high as the elite names because of his lack of rushing.

May 17, 2024 1:02 PM EST


Dolphins Will Look To Protect Tua Tagovailoa In The Draft

NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe threw cold water on the idea that the Miami Dolphins could take a quarterback in Round 1 of the upcoming NFL draft. Instead, Wolfe thinks the team will go after either an offensive or defensive lineman at pick No. 21 overall. Wolfe said he'd "be shocked" if the Dolphins took a signal-caller in the first or second round this year. In addition to their offensive and defensive-line needs, the Dolphins could also use help at tight end. Don't forget that the Dolphins have only two picks in the top 150 this year, so spending a luxury pick on a QB seems like a reach if they plan on eventually extending Tagovailoa for the long term. Although nothing is official with an extension for Tagovailoa yet, all signs point to him staying in Miami long-term, so it would make sense for the Dolphins to hone in on more protection for him early in this year's draft.

Apr 16, 2024 2:24 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Doesn't Plan On Holding Out

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa reiterated that he will not hold out as he looks for a long-term contract extension and plans on attending voluntary organized team activities this spring. The Dolphins are saying that they prefer to extend Tagovailoa, but as things stand now, the 26-year-old former first-rounder is set to play the 2024 season on the fifth-year option from his rookie deal. Despite leading the NFL with 4,624 passing yards while throwing a career-high 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2023 in his fourth year in the league, Tagovailoa was only the QB9 at the end of the year in fantasy points because of his lack of rushing at the position. As long as he has receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to throw to, Tagovailoa will be on the midrange to low-end QB1 map, but his overall upside is lacking.

Apr 11, 2024 8:06 PM EST


Dolphins Hope To Extend Tua Tagovailoa This Offseason

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said he "absolutely" hopes to get a long-term contract extension done with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa this offseason. Tagovailoa is currently set to play the 2024 season under his fifth-year option unless the two sides can agree on an extension this offseason. The 25-year-old led the NFL in passing yards with 4,624, although his lack of rushing prowess has held him back from being among the elite QBs in both real life and fantasy. But Miami's offense was among the most explosive in the league last year, and Tagovailoa should continue to have a stable floor as at least a low-end QB1 as long as receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are around. It would be a surprise if the Dolphins and Tua didn't agree on an extension this offseason.

Feb 28, 2024 2:20 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Expects To Sign Extension This Offseason

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is coming off a career-best year in 2023, expects to sign a long-term contract extension with the team this offseason, he told reporters on Friday. "There's been communication," Tagovailoa. "I think the thing with that right now is I'm just letting the team talk to my agent and let them work that out." He is entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2024 after leading the NFL with 4,624 passing yards while also setting career-highs with 29 touchdown passes and 17 games played. It was the first time he played in a full season in his four-year career. The Dolphins brass has long been supportive of him publicly and picked up his fifth-year option last year. The fact that the Dolphins are around $51 million over the salary cap entering the offseason with critical decisions to make on other star players on the team makes extending Tagovailoa a bit more tricky.

Feb 3, 2024 1:02 PM EST


Could Dolphins Consider Trading Tua Tagovailoa?

The Athletic's Mike Sando discusses a couple different options the Miami Dolphins have with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is heading into the final year of his rookie deal in 2024. The most palatable option could be trading him for someone like Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and some draft picks. "Your upside with Tua certainly seems limited," an executive said, "so let's say you can trade him. I would be exploring, 'OK, Tua, we can win games with, probably not winning a championship with. Kirk Cousins, we can win games with, probably not winning a championship with. But our resources are better spent on Cousins plus draft picks than they are on just Tua." The most logical option could be to let him play out his fifth-year option and potentially go the franchise-tag route. "He is at the level of quarterback that is hard to commit to," another executive said. "But it becomes really tricky when you start betting against your quarterback like that."

Jan 16, 2024 12:15 PM EST


Dolphins Want To Keep Tua Tagovailoa Around Long Term

Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said on Monday that the goal is to have quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in Miami for the long term. Tagovailoa has one year remaining on his rookie deal, and Grier said the team will continue to communicate with him and his representation in the offseason. The 25-year-old is due for a long-term contract extension after two excellent seasons the last two years, but the problem for the Dolphins is that they are projected to be around $40 million over the 2024 salary cap, so giving Tagovailoa an extension will likely come at the cost of other important pieces on the team. After concussion issues in 2022, Tagovailoa played in all 17 regular season games in 2023 and led the league with 4,624 passing yards while throwing a career-high 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The first-time Pro Bowler will be a solid midrange QB1 target in fantasy this fall.

Jan 15, 2024 7:12 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Remains Confident After Loss To Chiefs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa isn't worried about a contract extension and remains confident in himself after a 26-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the playoffs as he heads into the final year of his rookie deal. "I don't feel any pressure at all. I have full trust in myself," Tagovailoa said. "I have full trust in what I'm capable of doing for our organization, but outside of that we're focusing on tonight and what happened, we're going to simmer on this and see what we can do to get better from it." After dealing with two concussions in 2022, he started all 17 games for Miami in 2023 and led the NFL in passing yards (4,624) while setting career-highs in passing yards, touchdowns (29) and completion percentage (69.3), so despite the disappointing finish, the 25-year-old should be a strong QB1 option once the elite names come off the board in fantasy drafts this fall.

Jan 14, 2024 12:45 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Not A Safe Bet Against Chiefs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had moments as a top fantasy quarterback this season, but also as one of the worst. All year long, he's been an all-or-nothing fantasy piece and since Week 14 he's posted QB2-type numbers. In their final two games, the offense scored a combined 33 points compared to allowing 77. To make matters even worse, the forecast calls for bitter cold that will make it one of NFL history's coldest games of all time. In the last 10 games, dating back to 2017, when the kickoff temperature was 40 degrees or colder, the Dolphins are 0-10. While Tagovailoa does have the potential to pop off given his threats at wide receiver, this cold-weather game doesn't seem to play in his favor.

Jan 12, 2024 10:34 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Posts A Dud In Season Finale

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa finished out the regular season in disappointing fashion as he posted his fifth QB2 performance in a row on Sunday night. He finished the game against the Buffalo Bills with 173 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions while completing 17 of his 27 pass attempts. With Jaylen Waddle (ankle) missing this game, Tagovailoa targeted Tyreek Hill 13 times and didn't look another pass-catcher's way more than three times. So, it allowed the Bills to focus on one side of the field and it forced Tagovailoa into a couple of turnovers. With that being said, he did finish in QB1 territory for the season, but he didn't do much to increase his draft stock in fantasy drafts next season.

Jan 8, 2024 10:20 AM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Has QB1 Upside In Week 18

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been through the wringer over the last three weeks as he took on top defenses in the Jets, Cowboys, and Ravens. He wasn't able to tough out a QB1 performance in any of those matchups. As a matter of fact, he hasn't finished in QB1 territory since Week 13 against the Washington Commanders. In Week 18, the Dolphins need a win over the Buffalo Bills to finish as the second seed in the AFC. The issue is that the Bills rank seventh against the passing game. On top of that, the risk with playing Tagovailoa in the final week is that he's been all-or-nothing all year long. He could be QB1 or low-end QB2, so his inconsistency could make him a scary fantasy play in leagues or DFS.

Jan 6, 2024 4:11 PM EST


Dolphins Not Worried About Tua Tagovailoa's Shoulder

The Miami Dolphins don't seem too worried about quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's shoulder injury. "I'm not really worried about it. Just where he is in the season, how crazy competitive he is, it's not a real big blip on my radar right now," head coach Mike McDaniel said. Tagovailoa injured his left shoulder late in Sunday's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens and was a little sore on Monday, but the 25-year-old should be available to face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night in Week 18 in a contest that will decide the winner of the AFC East. He'll be looking for a bounce-back performance after throwing for 237 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 17 loss. However, he could be without wideout Jaylen Waddle (ankle) for another game. With several prominent QBs potentially being rested in the final week of the regular season, Tagovailoa will firmly be on the QB1 map against Buffalo in Miami.

Jan 1, 2024 6:19 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa "Just Sore" After Week 17 Exit

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (shoulder) exited Sunday's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He didn't return. The signal-caller injured his left shoulder late in the fourth quarter, so the decision was made to keep him out for the remainder of the contest. Fortunately, Tagovailoa reported postgame that his shoulder is "good," adding that he was experiencing soreness. He'll likely undergo further testing to determine the extent of the injury, meaning there's a chance he may not be available in Week 18. However, with the AFC East up for grabs, Miami needs Tagovailoa healthy versus the Bills. If not, Mike White will likely be under center. Still, with White at the helm, guys like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle (ankle), assuming he's available, probably won't be as impactful on the fantasy end.

Dec 31, 2023 5:28 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Injures Shoulder Sunday

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (shoulder) departed during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens and is officially questionable to return. Given that the Dolphins are trailing by five touchdowns, it's safe to assume that the talented signal-caller won't return, leaving Mike White in line to finish the game under center. Tagovailoa finishes Week 17 having completed 22 of 37 passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 14 yards and took two sacks. Assuming he's healthy enough to play in next season's regular-season finale, Tagovailoa will rank as a high-end QB2 with a division title on the line versus Buffalo.

Dec 31, 2023 4:06 PM EST


Tua Tagovailoa Down To A QB2 In Week 17

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is hovering outside of QB1 territory on the year as he sits at 13th. He hasn't posted a QB1-level week since Week 13 when he finished as the QB10 against the Washington Commanders. Despite leading the team to wins over the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets, he finished as the QB22 and QB23. Tagovailoa tends to land on either extreme, if he isn't a high QB1, then he disappoints by a wide margin. This time around, he was dealing with a left thumb and quad issue, but will play through the ailments. Going up against the highest-scoring defense that just forced five interceptions against the San Francisco 49ers is worrisome for any fantasy managers thinking of starting Tagovailoa. He can be considered a QB2 heading into this tougher matchup.

Dec 30, 2023 12:42 PM EST