Miami Dolphins second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to deal with a lot of obstacles as a rookie. He entered the season second on the depth chart behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. He had to fight for the starting gig while working his way back from a devastating, nearly career-ending hip injury. And once he finally won the job, he had to deal with an unusually high level of scrutiny.
But it doesn't sound like any of that is phasing the former No. 5 overall pick. In fact, it sounds like it may be motivating him. Check out what head coach Brian Flores had to say about the promising signal-caller's offseason.
If they're putting all the work in, I expect them to improve, get better, and perform better. Tua is obviously at the top of that list. He's been working. All signs point to -- or I would say based on my experience -- he's doing everything necessary to make some improvements. That's really all we can ask for. My thing is if you put the work in, the results will take care of themselves.- Brian Flores
Miami has certainly given Tua the tools he needs make good on those comments.
The Dolphins' 2020 skill-position group paled in comparison to what the legendary Alabama QB had during his days in Tuscaloosa. But this offseason, the Dolphins brought in Will Fuller and Tua's former teammate at Alabama, Jaylen Waddle.
The two speedsters round out a suddenly dangerous skill-position group that already featured DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki. Mix in some improvements along the offensive line, and Tua should have everything he needs to succeed in year two.
Now it's all on Tua to put in the work and improve this offseason. And these comments from his head coach make it sound like he's off to a great start.
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