Dolphins HC hails QB Tua Tagovailoa as most reliable player in spring practices ahead of 2023 NFL season

The Miami Dolphins are heading into the 2023 NFL season with high hopes for their quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. Despite some ups and downs in his first two years inside the league, the quarterback has impressed the coaching staff during the team’s offseason program and minicamp, earning praise from head coach Mike McDaniel.

The coach praised the quarterback for taking ownership of the offense in only his second year and being the facilitator for the team. 

Dolphins HC showers praise on Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa

According to the coach, Tagovailoa has checked all the boxes in terms of understanding the offense and effectively communicating with his teammates. 

The coach emphasized how the young quarterback has not only learned the language of the offense but has become fluent in it. 

The Dolphins’ head coach expressed his satisfaction with Tagovailoa’s progress, stating, “I went into this offseason hoping that I would see a graduation of sorts and have every single day.” 

McDaniel’s comments indicate that Tagovailoa has consistently demonstrated his growth and maturity as a quarterback, impressing the coaching staff with his dedication and commitment to improving his game.

While good plays are undoubtedly important, McDaniel emphasized the significance of consistency in Tagovailoa’s performance. This focus on consistency suggests that the coaching staff is looking for the quarterback to become a reliable leader for the Dolphins’ offense.

What kind of injury did Tua suffer?

Tagovailoa suffered his third concussion of the 2022 season after hitting the back of his head on the turf late in the first half vs. the Packers in Week 16.

Tua Tagovailoa

The Dolphins’ decision to exercise Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option demonstrates their confidence in his abilities and potential for future success. Despite some injury concerns, the player has shown determination to play better. Now with the start of a new season, he has a unique opportunity to prove his worth. 

As the new season begins, the focus will be on Tagovailoa to see if he can continue progressing and overcome the obstacles. The team seems to believe in his abilities. Now, it’s up to him to translate that confidence into on-field success and lead the Dolphins to a successful campaign in the upcoming season.

Maheen Zaib

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