Tua Tagovailoa RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jaylen Waddle heaps praise on 'natural-born leader' Tua Tagovailoa

    The Score "The Miami Dolphins used their No. 6 pick to reunite Tua Tagovailoa with former Alabama teammate Jaylen Waddle, and the rookie wide receiver says the quarterback's presence is helping him acclimate to the NFL. "He's just a natural-born leader...." May 15

  • Dolphins HC Brian Flores: Tua Tagovailoa 'doing everything necessary to make some improvements'

    NFL.com "Brian Flores' Miami Dolphins won 10 games in 2020, just the second time the club has hit double-digit victories in 12 seasons. Even that accomplishment, however, left the Dolphins out of the playoffs. Flores doesn't want to fall short once again. Thanks in part to..." May 10

  • Jaylen Waddle: Chemistry with Tua Tagovailoa is there for sure

    ESPN "It's a Crimson Tide reunion as the Miami Dolphins selected speedy receiver Jaylen Waddle with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, giving quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a much-needed playmaker. With top offensive weapons Kyle Pitts and..." April 30

  • Were The Dolphins Willing To Trade Tua Tagovailoa For Texans' Deshaun Watson?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Dolphins were at one point viewed as the favorite to land Deshaun Watson in a trade, but those talks fizzled out after the Houston Texans star was accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Had the two sides worked out a deal, however, it sounds like Tua Tagovailoa would have been..." April 27

  • Chris Grier: Tua Tagovailoa is going to take the next step

    Palm Beach Post "The general manager of the Dolphins, Chris Grier, concedes he'll take Tua Tagovailoa into consideration when making draft picks next week. "Especially when you're picking where we're picking, you're always looking at your team," Grier said..." April 21

  • Byron Jones: Dolphins 'expect a big jump' from QB Tua Tagovailoa

    NFL.com "With the FitzMagic backstop gone from Miami, the Dolphins are now clearly ?Tua Tagovailoa?'s team in 2021. After an up-and-down rookie campaign, outside questions swirled around Tua this offseason, with critics wondering if the Fins could quickly move on from the young..." April 08

  • Dolphins now swimming in draft capital, but this rebuild rests on Tua Tagovailoa 

    CBS Sports "In theory, it is difficult to quibble with the smart and progressive approach the Dolphins have taken to their rebuild under general manager Chris Grier. I've long been a proponent of them finally taking the long-view – and full roster teardown – in order to best..." March 29

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick sends strong message to ex-Dolphins teammate Tua Tagovailoa’s haters

    Clutch Points "Despite relocating to another team in the offseason, Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is still looking out for his former Miami Dolphins teammate in Tua Tagovailoa. The 38-year-old journeyman bared that his former understudy has been through quite a lot..." March 27

  • Idea Dolphins replace Tua Tagovailoa with No. 3 pick hasn’t existed

    Miami Herald "Every NFL team thirsting for a franchise quarterback is expected in Utah on Friday morning to watch Zach Wilson work out during the Brigham Young University Pro Day. The New York Jets will be there. They currently hold the No. 2 overall selection in April’s draft and some..." March 26

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has high praise for Tua Tagovailoa

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Fitzpatrick clearly does not share the growing concerns about Tua Tagovailoa’s long-term viability as an NFL quarterback. Fitzpatrick appeared on “The Ross Tucker Football Podcast” on Monday and showered praise on Tagovailoa, who he worked with on the..." March 22

  • Latest On Dolphins, Tua Tagovailoa

    Pro Football Rumors "With increasing chatter of a blockbuster trade for Deshaun Watson, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores did his best to back Tua Tagovailoa. In a chat with reporters this week, Flores stressed that he’s “excited” to work with the rising second-year..." March 14

  • Could The Dolphins Trade For Russell Wilson Using A Package Involving Tua Tagovailoa?

    Total Pro Sports "Tua Tagovailoa did not have the best rookie campaign with the Miami Dolphins and that has now led him to be included in multiple trade scenarios regarding to of the best quarterbacks in the league. Aside from talsk about Deshaun Watson coming to Miami — Tua has now been thrown..." March 13

  • Brian Flores: I’m excited to work with Tua Tagovailoa

    NFL.com "Brian Flores took it upon himself to push the Dolphins in a new direction under center in 2020, even if there were a few bumps in the road. He's hoping for a smoother ride in 2021. Tua Tagovailoa?'s second NFL season hasn't yet begun, but has already drawn speculation..." March 11

  • Wild Trade Proposal Has Patriots Landing Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "How strong is the New England Patriots-Alabama Crimson Tide pipeline? We might find out one way or another during the 2021 NFL Draft when the Patriots might have the opportunity to draft or trade for a former Bama star quarterback. In a recent mock draft from Pro..." March 06

  • Why Has Tua Tagovailoa Suddenly Become a Pariah?

    The Big Lead "It's open season on Tua Tagovailoa and everyone is taking shots. Why? And to what end? I have no idea. But in the short few months since the Dolphins' season ended, we've had two of his former college teammates pick his successor over him and multiple Dolphins teammates question his..." March 04

  • Alabama Star WR Jaylen Waddle Says He'd Take Mac Jones Over Tua Tagovailoa At QB

    TMZ "Surprising revelation from Jaylen Waddle ... the Alabama star wide receiver and top NFL prospect says he'd prefer Mac Jones to be his QB over Tua Tagovailoa. "I like Mac Jones," the expected first-round draft pick told NFL Network on Wednesday...." March 03

  • Tua Tagovailoa hopes Dolphins draft Najee Harris

    Sun Sentinel "Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made some bold statements when speaking about his former backup at Alabama, Mac Jones, over the weekend. “I would say he’s a sly kind of athletic person,” Tagovailoa said on the Yahoo Sports podcast. “He’s a..." March 01

  • Tua Tagovailoa brushes aside uncertainty, works on elevating his game

    CBS Sports "Tua Tagovailoa has had a dramatic year. While he was selected No. 5 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, he was at the same time recovering from a major hip injury that had many wondering about his future as an NFL quarterback. Even after Tagovailoa was..." February 26

  • Tua Tagovailoa: DeVonta Smith won’t have to change much to succeed in NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Getty Images Wide receivers are expected to be on the Dolphins’ offseason shopping list and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can give scouting reports on a couple of the options. Tagovailoa played with DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle at Alabama and Smith..." February 26

  • The one scenario Tua Tagovailoa would trade for a Super Bowl ring

    Clutch Points "Despite having a so-so debut season as a pro, Miami Dolphins star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains to be one of the most popular players in the entire league. So much so, that the 22-year-old actually ranked fourth overall in total jersey sales on NFL.com. Nevertheless,..." February 24

  • Tua Tagovailoa, Christian Wilkins & Multiple Draft Picks Could Get Trade For Deshaun Watson Done

    Total Pro Sports "The most talked about destination for Deshaun Watson after his trade demand has been the Miami Dolphins. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are absolutely going to go after the disgruntled QB if the Texans change their stance on trading..." February 24

  • DeVonta Smith Reportedly Had Clear Pick Between Mac Jones, Tua Tagovailoa

    The Spun "DeVonta Smith played with some great quarterbacks at the University of Alabama. The 2020 Heisman Trophy winner caught passes from Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones, among others, during his time with the Crimson Tide. Hurts and Tagovailoa are one year into their NFL..." February 22

  • Does Tua Tagovailoa want Ryan Fitzpatrick to return, or to move on?

    Pro Football Talk "The rookie season of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa included Tua being yanked on multiple occasions for veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. With Fitzpatrick becoming a free agent and with the Dolphins potentially interested in keeping him around, we asked Tua the following question..." February 05

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick believes Tua Tagovailoa will be much better in second season with Dolphins

    ESPN " Count Ryan Fitzpatrick among those expecting the Miami Dolphins to push forward and build around Tua Tagovailoa in anticipation of a big leap in Year 2. Fitzpatrick has heard the early offseason criticisms of Tagovailoa and the trade rumors..." February 05

  • Tua Tagovailoa shares thoughts on Deshaun Watson trade rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick less than a year ago, but there has already been talk that they could include the former Alabama star in a blockbuster trade. During an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Thursday morning,..." February 04

  • Dolphins Must Build Around Tua Tagovailoa in 2021 Free Agency, NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Dolphins have taken the wrong approach to Tua Tagovailoa's development since Brian Flores named last year's fifth overall pick the team's starter for Week 8 and beyond. The franchise now sits on the precipice of making a significant mistake by moving away from him before..." February 04

  • Tua Tagovailoa Sums Up His Mindset After Rookie Season

    The Spun "It was an up-and-down rookie season for Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. He took over as the starter midseason and played mistake-free football. But he couldn’t do enough to get the Dolphins into the playoffs. Speaking to ProFootballTalk this week, the former..." February 04

  • Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa on trade rumors: They can eat you out of the NFL

    USA Today "Perhaps what’s most certain about the NFL quarterback market this offseason is the surplus of uncertainty. Philip Rivers has already retired. New Orleans’ Drew Brees is expected to follow. Free-agent signal callers include Dak Prescott, Mitchell Trubisky and Cam..." February 02

  • Tua Tagovailoa believes he's Miami Dolphins' franchise QB, but says he must 'prove' it

    ESPN "Tua Tagovailoa believes he can be the Miami Dolphins' franchise quarterback but knows he has to prove it with better play in Year 2. Tagovailoa is coming off a rookie season where he went 6-3 with a 64.1% completion rate, 14 total touchdowns and five interceptions. But..." February 01

  • Proposed 3-Team Trade Package Has Bears Landing Former 1st-Round QB Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "The latest wild trade proposal involving the Chicago Bears doesn’t have them landing Deshaun Watson, but it does send them a new franchise quarterback. In his most recent article, Bill Barnwell of ESPN threw out 17 hypothetical Deshaun..." January 30

  • DeVonta Smith on Tua Tagovailoa: We’ve talked about running it back

    Yahoo! Sports "Eat your hearts out, Miami Dolphins fans. Dolphins fans everywhere have been eagerly chomping at the bit to see the team make investments into the team’s wide receiver room that would include the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner, Alabama’s DeVonta Smith. This wouldn’t just be any..." January 26

  • Dolphins’ new QB coach has Tua Tagovailoa connection

    Larry Brown Sports "It seems the Miami Dolphins may have had Tua Tagovailoa very much in mind when hiring their new quarterbacks coach. Multiple reports Saturday indicated that the Dolphins will hire Central Michigan offensive coordinator Charlie Frye as their new quarterbacks coach. Frye, a former..." January 23

  • Texans ‘Not High’ On Tua Tagovailoa In Potential Blockbuster Trade For Deshaun Watson

    The Spun "If the Texans are going to trade one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Deshaun Watson, they’ll need to find a worthy replacement. Well, it appears we can cross one option off the board. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are not very high on..." January 21

  • Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores reaffirms support for Tua Tagovailoa

    ESPN "The Miami Dolphins' quarterback situation has been at the center of the news cycle early in the offseason, but when asked about it Thursday, coach Brian Flores reaffirmed his support for Tua Tagovailoa and expressed excitement for his development going into Year..." January 14

  • Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa savagely smeared by anonymous teammates

    Clutch Points "Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa just concluded his rookie campaign in the league. While he managed to find success by being instated as the team’s starting quarterback moving forward, his teammates had a different opinion regarding his skillsets and his potential as their..." January 13

  • Dolphins GM commits to Tua Tagovailoa : 'He's our starting QB'

    The Score "Despite an unconvincing rookie season, the Miami Dolphins are committing to Tua Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback. "I'm very happy with Tua," general manager Chris Grier told reporters Tuesday, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami..." January 05

  • No. 3 pick will reveal how committed Dolphins are to Tua Tagovailoa

    ESPN "Shortly after the Miami Dolphins' season ended with a deflating thud after a 56-26 loss to the Buffalo Bills, there was a faint rainbow of good news 1,500 miles away. The Tennessee Titans' last-second win against the Houston Texans meant..." January 05

  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa needs to prove himself by getting playoff-clinching victory

    USA Today "Congrats, NFL. Although COVID-19 threats persist, you’ve hobbled to Week 17 with the schedule's timeline intact. Whew! Thus, items of interest heading into the final day of the regular season... Pressure’s on: Tua Tagovailoa. It’s Tua’s time..." January 02

  • Mike Lombardi: “What The F–k” Is So Elite About Tua Tagovailoa As A QB

    Total Pro Sports "Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t exactly been spectacular in his rookie campaign with the Miami Dolphins. In fact, head coach Brian Flores chose to bench Tagovailoa to give his team a chance to win against the Las Vegas Raiders just last week. Former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi..." January 01

  • Tua Tagovailoa: No added pressure this week

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins head coach Brian Flores made the decision to pull quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the second half of last Saturday’s game against the Raiders and the move to Ryan Fitzpatrick paid off with a last second victory. The win put the Dolphins in position to..." December 31

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19

    Pro Football Talk "If the Dolphins are going to the playoffs, they need Tua Tagovailoa to lead them there. That’s because Ryan Fitzpatrick, the quarterback who has shared time with Tagovailoa this season, has tested positive for COVID-19, NFL Network..." December 31

  • Why the Dolphins should stick with Ryan Fitzpatrick over Tua Tagovailoa

    CBS Sports "Brian Flores wasted no time declaring Tua Tagovailoa his starting quarterback following Saturday's important win over the Las Vegas Raiders, in which Tagovailoa's benching injected life into the Miami Dolphins, marking the start of the team's comeback...." December 29

  • Tua Tagovailoa to remain starter despite Ryan Fitzpatrick's clutch play

    The Score "The Miami Dolphins plan to keep Tua Tagovailoa as their starter at quarterback despite Ryan Fitzpatrick's excellent relief appearance in Saturday's 26-25 comeback win over the Las Vegas Raiders. "Tua is the starter," head coach Brian Flores..." December 27

  • Tua Tagovailoa benched amid struggles during close game

    Yardbarker "Brian Flores continued his trend of benching Tua Tagovailoa when he feels he’s not getting enough out of his quarterback. Tagovailoa was benched during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Miami Dolphins game against the Raiders in Las Vegas. The Dolphins were trailing 16-13..." December 27

  • The surprising person taking the blame for Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s one terrible game

    Clutch Points "Tua Tagovailoa has looked more and more comfortable as the starter for the Miami Dolphins—aside from one game against the Denver Broncos. Despite Tagovailoa’s struggles versus the Broncos, Chan Gailey accepted the blame for the rookie’s shortcomings in that..." December 22

  • Tua Tagovailoa draws more compliments than you can count from Bill Belichick

    Clutch Points "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick only had good words to say for Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa heading to their first matchup in Week 15 proceedings. The multi-titled tactician also praised the rookie as he has already shown flashes of potential to emerge..." December 19

  • Brian Flores: Patriots will be “very good challenge” for Tua Tagovailoa

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots head coach Bill Belichick moved to 21-5 when facing rookie quarterbacks since the start of the 2000 season when the Patriots beat the Chargers earlier this season. Some of those wins came with Dolphins head coach Brian Flores on the New England defensive coaching staff, so he..." December 16

  • Patrick Mahomes praises Tua Tagovailoa’s poise when falling behind

    Yahoo! Sports "As Dolphins coach Brian Flores has said, Sunday’s game against the Patriots will be a “very good challenge” for rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. If that challenge results in the Patriots opening up a big lead, don’t expect Tua to freak..." December 16

  • Tua Tagovailoa Has a Chance to Do What Justin Herbert Could Not

    The Big Lead "The early consensus on the rookie quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is fairly straightforward. Joe Burrow proved he was well worthy of the top overall selection before tearing his ACL in Week 11. Justin Herbert unexpectedly took over for Tyrod..." December 16

  • Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins need more weapons to take next step

    USA Today "On the first series, Tua Tagovailoa threw a third-down pass to Jakeem Grant. And he dropped it.  This is not to suggest this is exclusively a Jakeem Grant problem. In the second quarter, Tagovailoa threw a long pass over the middle for Grant. Perhaps the throw..." December 13