Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa drops truth bomb on the recent trade rumors
There has been growing chatter as of late over the uncertain future of second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the Miami Dolphins.
One recent report noted that the Dolphins have ramped up their efforts to acquire Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Tagovailoa has been linked with a move to the Texans in such a possible trade, but recent rumors have also noted that the Washington Football Team could also be a potential landing spot for him ahead of the November 2 NFL trade deadline.
Amid much speculation surrounding his future in Miami, Tagovailoa went out and notched one promising performance against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8. While he did throw a pair of costly interceptions, he recorded season highs in passing touchdowns (4) and passer rating (109.5).
After the game, Tagovailoa touched on the recent rumors linking him with a move away from the Dolphins, where he offered his appreciation to head coach Brian Flores for his transparency with him on this matter.
“I would say it still is a normal week,” Tagovailoa said. “The only thing is, I really respect and appreciate his (Brian Flores) transparency, you know, with where he is at with that, but within our conversations I like to keep those private too.
“I respect what ‘Flo’ (Brian Flores) does, and he is transparent. He sits me down. He tells me what’s going on. He has conversations with (Chris) Grier, and he kind of keeps me in the loop with all of those things.”
Such speculation can oftentimes become a distraction to a quarterback, but this has not been the case to Tagovailoa. He is simply not paying much attention to the multitude of rumors and reports that have discussed his uncertain future in Miami.
“I hear it,” Tagovailoa said. “I do hear it. The thing is, I just don’t listen to it. You know? That’s the thing. But, yeah, that’s that.”
These rumors are expected to continue to mount on as the trade deadline inches closer and closer. But for now, Tagovailoa sure is focused on doing what he can to help turn around Miami’s season following its 1-6 start.