Tua Tagovailoa’s 2022 season was over when he suffered his second concussion of the year in a Christmas Day loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Due to Tua’s health history and concerns over his brain, many have suggested that he may and should be retired rather than risk further injury.
However, the former No. 5 overall pick clearly has no intention of doing so right now.
It seems some Dolphins fans were expecting this news, and are supportive of their young QB.
One tweeted, “This isn’t even news. He has undoubtedly shown that he is a cornerstone of our franchise. Now all we have to do is protect him.”
“There was no doubt in my mind. We are the Miami Ohana. Get over it people. #finsup,” another pair.
“An looming issue is whether the Miami Dolphins pick up Tua Tagovailoa’s 5th-year option for 2024, which would be fully guaranteed at exercise,” former sports agent Joel Corey added regarding some of the financial implications.
“It’s okay, but Grier/McDaniel has a better backup plan than Teddy Bridgewater and a 7th round rookie,” suggested another fan. “History tells us that our season will depend on that backup as much, if not more, than Tua.”
That seventh-round rookie, Skylar Thompson, is scheduled to start for the Dolphins this afternoon in the AFC Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills.
Bridgewater, the team’s veteran backup, is questionable with a finger injury.
Before his season-ending injury, Tua threw for 3,548 yards, 25 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.