Tua Tagovailoa encountered plenty of obstacles in his first NFL season, recovering from a career-threatening injury and then entering the league amid a COVID-19 pandemic. Given the opportunity to work through a normal offseason, things seem to be going well at Miami Dolphins training camp.

It wasn’t a forgone conclusion this spring that Tagovailoa would still be in Miami. When Houston Texans star Deshaun Watson demanded a trade, the Dolphins were immediately floated as a landing spot and NFL rumors surfaced about their efforts to land him.

But with training camp underway and Week 1 on the Dolphins’ schedule arriving, Miami is prepared to commit another year to its top pick from the 2020 NFL Draft. Fortunately for the organization, he is making a strong impression thus far in camp.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald spoke to multiple players after the first week of practices, with many raving about how the 23-year-old quarterback has looked thus far.