Tua Tagovailoa
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The fifth overall pick in this year's draft, Tagovailoa likely would compete for the Week 1 starting job if not for injury concerns. Specifically, a hip dislocation suffered last November. Tagovailoa was given medical clearance for football activities in March, but the extent of his recovery is uncertain. Durability is about the only question with Tagovailoa, who also had surgery on both ankles, sprained his right knee, fractured his left index finger and suffered a concussion during his three-year stint at Alabama. The lefty's dual-threat skills are plenty evident, getting top marks from scouts for his accuracy and decision making. (Indeed, at Alabama he threw 87 touchdowns to a mere 11 interceptions in 32 games.) At 6-0, he doesn't have ideal height, but gone are the days when short stature is held against a quarterback, especially one who is mobile outside the pocket and possesses a strong arm with a quick release. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to start, but Tagovailoa could ease into the job later this season, provided his hip checks out. Fitzpatrick turns 38 in November, and Tua is the future. Any rookie quarterback is a risk (especially behind an offensive line as weak as the Dolphins'), but Tagovailoa has the skills that portend fantasy upside. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $30.28 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2020.
Cleared for practice
QBMiami Dolphins
July 29, 2020
Tagovailoa (hip) passed a physical exam Wednesday and will practice without limitations once the Dolphins begin training camp, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
The No. 5 overall pick enjoyed a smooth rehab process after undergoing surgery to address the hip dislocation he suffered Nov. 16 during his junior season at Alabama. The spring rumor mill suggested Tagovailoa might essentially redshirt his rookie year with the Dolphins, but it now seems he'll see the field at some point in 2020. It's less clear exactly when that will happen, with the cancellation of offseason programs and preseason games making it difficult for the rookie to unseat Ryan Fitzpatrick before Week 1. The Dolphins likely will open the season with the 37-year-old handling snaps, but they should turn to Tagovailoa if or when Fitzpatrick struggles, or if the team falls out of playoff contention.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tua Tagovailoa's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
217 lbs
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
30.50 in
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Working at team's facility
QBMiami Dolphins
June 17, 2020
Tagovailoa (hip) began working out at the Dolphins' team facility Monday, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Signs rookie deal
QBMiami Dolphins
May 11, 2020
Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Heading to Miami
QBMiami Dolphins
April 23, 2020
The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, fifth overall.
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Completes throwing session
QBFree Agent
April 9, 2020
Tagovailoa put on a one-hour session Thursday in which he made 55 scripted passes and 20 more throws in a "dynamic drill setting," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Medical recheck goes well
QBFree Agent
April 2, 2020
Tagovailoa (hip) underwent a medical re-check Thursday by an independent doctor selected by the NFL and the results were "overwhelmingly positive," Laura Rutledge of ESPN reports.
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