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VIDEO: Tua Threads the Needle to Tyreek Hill in Joint Practice vs. Buccaneers

Devon Platana
A video of Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa threading the needle to WR Tyreek Hill during a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A video of Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa threading the needle to WR Tyreek Hill during a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Miami Dolphins hope that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can take the next step once the 2022 NFL season begins. While he's shown flashes of brilliance at times, there's no excuse for him not to produce now that he has an All-Pro wide receiver at his disposal in Tyreek Hill.

It can sometimes take a wideout and quarterback a bit of time to create chemistry, but that doesn't seem to be the case in Miami. Tagovailoa and Hill seem to have an immediate connection, highlighted by the beautiful play that occurred between the duo during a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Despite four Buccaneers players surrounding Hill, Tagovailoa managed to somehow thread the needle and get the ball into his wideout's hands. A fan on Twitter uploaded a video of the highlight below.

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The impressive connection a month after Hill spoke on his podcast about how Tagovailoa is the "most accurate quarterback" that he's ever played. The third-year QB has a ways to go before he's on Patrick Mahomes' level, but it was still nice to see Hill hyping up his new team.

Hill brings something to Miami that Tagovailoa has yet to have: a six-time Pro-Bowl WR who's recorded over 6,000 yards and 50 touchdowns over the last five seasons. Along with sophomore wideout Jaylen Waddle, who cracked 1,000 yards last season, the sky appears to be the limit for the Dolphins' passing game.

Nevertheless, as exciting as the above video is, it's important to remember that it's only practice. Hill and Tagovailoa still must prove that they can have the same type of connection when it counts: the NFL regular season.

Dolphins Super Bowl Odds

The Dolphins need major performances from Tagovailoa and Hill if they hope to win a championship next February. For now, FanDuel Sportsbooks has Miami available at +4000 odds to win Super Bowl LVII, tied for No. 17 across the league.

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