Tua Tagovailoa
Tua Tagovailoa
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Miami Dolphins
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
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$Signed a four-year, $30.28 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2020.
Confirmed as 2021 starter
QBMiami Dolphins
January 5, 2021
The Dolphins remain committed to Tagovailoa as the team's starting QB for the 2021 season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
ANALYSIS
Of course, that's hardly surprising given that the team selected Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, the team has yet to determine whether veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick might be back with the team next year, but in any case, the franchise -- which holds the No. 3 and No. 18 overall picks in the first round of the 2021 draft -- will continue build around Tagovailoa in advance of next season. As a rookie, the Alabama product completed 186 of his 290 pass attempts for 1,814 yards to go along with a 11:5 TD:INT in 10 games. Additionally, Tagovailoa ran 36 times for 109 yards and added three TDs via the ground game. One thing that will be working in Tagovailoa's favor as he approaches his second campaign as a pro is that is that he'll be even further removed from the dislocated and fractured hip he suffered in November of 2019.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tua Tagovailoa's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
16.6%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
3.8%
 
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#% of Team Snaps

57254%
20292%
49646%
178%
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2020 Tua Tagovailoa Split Stats
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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.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
217 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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Piles up yardage in blowout loss
QBMiami Dolphins
January 3, 2021
Tagovailoa completed 35 of 58 passes for 361 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 56-26 loss to the Bills. He also rushed six times for 28 yards in the season finale.
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Loses top backup
QBMiami Dolphins
December 31, 2020
Tagovailoa will be backed up by Jake Rudock against Buffalo on Sunday, with Ryan Fitzpatrick having tested positive for COVID-19, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
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Named Week 17 starter
QBMiami Dolphins
December 26, 2020
Coach Brian Flores said after Saturday's win over the Raiders that Tagovailoa will start Week 17 against the Bills, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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Benched in fourth quarter
QBMiami Dolphins
December 26, 2020
Tagovailoa was benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
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Wills Dolphins to crucial victory
QBMiami Dolphins
December 20, 2020
Tagovailoa completed 20 of 26 pass attempts for 145 yards and one interception during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots. He also ran for two scores while carrying the ball three times for nine yards.
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