Dolphins News: Miami Addressing This Key Part of Tua Tagovailoa's Game

Larry Rupp
The Miami Dolphins are addressing a key part of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's game this offseason.
The Miami Dolphins are addressing a key part of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's game this offseason. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

One of the biggest priorities for the Miami Dolphins this offseason is making sure that the development of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa goes on without a hitch. Well, the team is focusing on one key part of the young QB's game so far in his downfield passing aggressiveness.

ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reported that Miami has been having practices devoted to helping Tagovailoa improve his deep passing abilities. Head coach Brian Flores knows that adjustments need to be made after Tagovailoa was one of the most conservative passers in the league during his rookie season.

"I tell him to continue being aggressive. It's using this time to practice pushing the ball down field, then we'll make the adjustments and the corrections."

Dolphins HC Brian Flores

Tagovailoa recorded an adjusted average of just 6.2 yards per attempt in 2020, which ranked No. 29 amongst NFL quarterbacks. Overall, the 23-year-old gunslinger completed just 10 of his 29 downfield pass attempts on the season and averaged a low 181.4 passing yards per game.

The Dolphins also improved Tagovailoa's arsenal of offensive weapons this offseason by adding Will Fuller in free agency and drafting Jaylen Waddle in the first round. It's safe to say that the opportunity is there for Tagovailoa to take a major step up in his second NFL season.

Miami will have its eyes set on outperforming expectations as the 2021 season kicks off in September. The Dolphins currently have odds set at +118 to make the playoffs and odds set at +3000 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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