The Miami Dolphins will play in the Wild Card Round with a familiar face missing from the offense. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol and will not suit up on Sunday. NFL insider Adam Schefter revealed what the team plans to do at the position this upcoming offseason.
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Schefter explains that the plan is to have Tagovailoa back as the starting QB when the 2023 season rolls around. He even mentioned that the possibility of seeing the former Alabama standout back in this postseason should not be ruled out. Of course, the Dolphins would first need to win on Sunday.
Tagovailoa has been in concussion protocol since Dec. 26 after he suffered his second documented concussion in a Week 16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Schefter detailed that medical professionals are "confident" the 24-year-old signal-caller should be able to pick up right where he left off next fall.
A rough end to the regular season should not overshadow Tagovailoa's efforts in head coach Mike McDaniel's system. He averaged a career-high 272.9 passing yards per game and ranked first in the NFL with 13.7 yards per completion. Tagovailoa tossed 25 touchdowns compared to 8 interceptions.
For now, the Dolphins enter Sunday with rookie Skylar Thompson starting against the Buffalo Bills. Veteran Teddy Bridgewater will be active, but he will serve as the backup as he deals with finger and knee issues. FanDuel Sportsbook has Miami slated as a 13.5-point underdog with +640 odds to win.
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