Dolphins coach details Tua Tagovailoa’s offseason improvements
The Miami Dolphins surprised many when they made a run in 2020 that resulted in a 10-6 record and a near playoff appearance. As they look ahead to the upcoming year, the Dolphins have done a wonderful job again of adding valuable pieces in the offseason to help build around their young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. While many questions remain about Tua’s ability to be a franchise quarterback, his head coach seems to have all the confidence in the world in him.
Via Kevin Patra of NFL.com, Brian Flores believes in the process and the steps Tagovailoa has made in the 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.
After adding the likes of explosive wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg in the 2021 NFL Draft, it’s become more and more apparent that the Dolphins are going to do everything possible to build a solid foundation around their QB1.
Keep in mind it’s also a Dolphins team that added Will Fuller in the offseason and drafted a tight end, Hunter Long of Boston College, in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. It’s clear Miami is going all in on Tua Tagovailoa and a lot of Miami’s successes or failures will rest on his shoulders.
With no Ryan Fitzpatrick to fall back on this year, it’s sink or swim time for Tua in just his second season in the league. The pieces appear to be in place for the Dolphins to take the next step.