Dolphins insider calls Miami coaching search 'Tua-focused'
The Miami Dolphins’ dismissal of Brain Flores surprised many NFL fans and media members. The coaching change, however, could be good news for Tua Tagovailoa. After noted interest in a trade for Deshaun Watson, Miami appears to want to build around Tagovailoa with the new coach.
Brian Flores’ doubts in Tua Tagovailoa as a long-term answer in Miami were well-known in the organization, and resulting fraying in their relationship was one of a number of factors in his firing.
We’ll see who’s right. https://t.co/cIjKfyGmow
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 15, 2022
While Flores is described as doubting Tagovailoa as his starting QB, Miami’s top candidates for the head coaching job, including former Alabama play-caller Brian Daboll, are being described as “Tua friendly.”
Dolphins HC candidate Brian Daboll was once Tua’s OC at Alabama. Candidate Kellen Moore is, like Tua, one of the greatest college QBs. Also, coincidentally, a lefty. The Dolphins’ coaching search seems to be Tua-friendly and Tua-focused.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 15, 2022
Tagovailoa has played in 23 games over the past 2 seasons, going 449-of-678 passing for 4,467 yards, 27 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. In Tagovailoa’s 21 starts, the Dolphins have gone 13-8.