Posted: 7/29/2020 2:56 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) has been cleared to practice without limitations, according to head coach Brian Flores.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa appears to be on track, or even slightly ahead of schedule, and he'll have the opportunity to impress. He'll need to blow the team away to unseat Ryan Fitzpatrick before the season opener, and he's a risky QB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 7/23/2020 10:21 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) declared himself ready for the start of training camp in a phone interview Wednesday, July 22. 'I'd say I'm ready to go,' Tagovailoa said. 'It's kind of those things where you start getting the itch to get back out on the field, to be able to compete. It's going to be a new setting, so that's what's even more exciting.'
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa will likely open the season behind veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick due to the unprecedented offseason, knocking him down the rankings to a low-tier QB2 in redraft leagues. He's still a top target in dynasty and keeper leagues, as he'll benefit from learning from the veteran journeyman.
Posted: 7/15/2020 2:51 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) was examined by team doctors during the brief availability period this offseason, but head coach Brian Flores didn't say much about what it means for 2020. 'Yes, he was examined, but again, 'examined' and then doing a two-hour practice and playing in a game - there's a process to all those things,' Flores said. 'So, as far as whether or not he can or can't do something, it would be hard to say.'
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa might not be redshirted, but it's pretty unlikely he sees the field in the first half of the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick has minimal fantasy value, though, and it's probably in leagues that start two QBs.
Posted: 6/16/2020 10:11 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) relocated to South Florida over the weekend and began training at the team's Davie facility Monday, June 15. 'He's a little bit ahead as far as where we would like him,' said Kevin Wilk, a renowned physical therapist who had been working with Tagovailoa. 'We're constantly trying to slow him down just a little bit because an athlete like that is just chomping at the bit just begging to get back out there. He wants to do more and more so we have to hold him back. And really, that was from the beginning. He always wanted to do more.'
Huddle Up: This bodes well for Tagovailoa's potential Week 1 status, as he gets set to enter a battle with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in training camp and preseason for the No. 1 role. While he's not yet able to work with the Dolphins' coaching staff, working with trainers can at least help him get up to NFL shape.
Posted: 6/14/2020 10:06 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is doing 'miraculously well' as he continues his recovery from the fractured hip he suffered late last season, according to his Alabama-based physical therapist Kevin Wilk.
'He's doing miraculously well. The miraculous part is that he healed so well. The second part is, he's been (doing so good at) getting his strength back, which usually takes a long time after something like this. He's laser-focused. One of the most focused I've ever seen, to be honest,' Wilk said.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa reportedly spends about 3 1/2 hours rehabbing and strengthening his hip, ankles and left shoulders - all areas that he injured at Alabama - during a typical workout. Reports of his recovery have been extremely optimistic for several months, so he should be ready for camp. Once there, he'll get his shot to overtake Ryan Fitzpatrick. Regardless of whether he grabs the starting gig right away or late in the season, Tagovailoa should be treated as a middling QB2 in fantasy in 2020.
Posted: 5/30/2020 5:04 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa has been taking part in virtual team quarterback meetings on Zoom, and veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick says things are going well as he tries to live up to his promise of being an open book for the rookie. 'We've been going over some of that stuff, and my mind and the process and how I think through it, right or wrong, just to provide some perspective,' Fitzpatrick said. 'I'm excited for him to be here. I loved watching him play in college. I think he's going to be an awesome addition to the team for a long time.'
Huddle Up: How much Tua plays as a rookie has been a question even before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered most of the offseason and set back the rookie's on-field development. He's a late-round flier in two-quarterback leagues only right now.
Posted: 5/26/2020 12:36 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa could play if he wins the job at some point this season, according to sources. The team would prefer to start QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the coaches aren't opposed to starting Tagovailoa.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa isn't worth drafting in single-year leagues for now, and he remains a dynasty piece to take early on. Fitz Magic has minimal fantasy luster as well.
Posted: 5/14/2020 2:35 am UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was discussed during a recent interview between ESPN analyst Mark Sanchez and Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd, and Sanchez did not hold back when asked about Tagovailoa's pro readiness.
'Sometimes you can't even articulate what he did on film and it leaves you scratching your head because it's so good, so fast and so instinctive. It's almost like he's processing what's happening physically in front of him. And in those nanoseconds his body is already reacting. He's already making decisions you didn't even know he could make that quickly. It's uncanny. He's physically and mentally twitchy,' Sanchez said.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa is about as ready to be an NFL quarterback as any prospect can be; the main concern with him is staying healthy consistently enough to fulfill his promise. Each of his recent serious injuries - two to his ankle and one to his hip - were a product of trying to do too much instead of living to play another down. If Miami is successful in getting him to modify his behavior in that regard, Tagovailoa should have a long and prosperous career in the NFL.
Posted: 5/11/2020 6:07 pm UTC
The Miami Dolphins and rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa, who was taken fifth overall in the NFL Draft, have filed a four-year, $30.28 million contract that includes a fifth-year option. Tagovailoa receives a guaranteed $19.6 million signing bonus.