Franchise opportunity? Miami Dolphins reportedly make major move with Tua Tagovailoa
Former Alabama star QB Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut on Sunday, but he’s about to get a lot more responsibility for the Miami Dolphins.
ESPNs Adam Schefter reported that Tagovailoa will take over the starting QB job next week after the Dolphins bye week when they play the Los Angeles Rams.
Tagovailoa made his NFL debut on Sunday as he got in for the Miami Dolphins in place of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who waved the crowd to cheer louder for Tagovailoa when he came on the field with 2:27 left in the win over the New York Jets. The Dolphins’ possible next franchise quarterback ran onto the field to a big roar from the crowd of 10,772.
Tagovailoa was 2-for-2 passing for nine yards in the win over the Jets.
Alabama coach Nick Saban has said that Tagovailoa is an unmatched ambassador for the program in his time in Tuscaloosa.
“Our thoughts and prayers are always with him and we hope that he does extremely well and it won’t surprise me if that’s the case,” Saban said Monday.
The Dolphins have won two of their last three games.
Dolphins have a bye this week. When they rerun the next week for a home game against the Rams, Tua Tagovailoa will be their starting QB. https://t.co/NVc3Kc0GfG
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2020