Tua Tagovailoa is dealing with a rib injury in Miami, and missed Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, the first of what appears to be several absences coming up.

So what is the former Alabama star’s future in Miami? CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora paints an ominous picture in light of Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans looking for a change of scenery for that embattled quarterback situation.

Tagovailoa hasn’t had much good fortune since Miami selected him, and this setback comes at an inopportune time, with ownership mulling an acquisition of Texans’ embattled franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson and Tagovailoa’s durability and future in South Florida already a subject of conservable debate. Head coach Brian Flores has made it clear to those around him how much he prizes availability at the quarterback position (and prefers bigger, strapping pocket passers all things considered), spending his time as an assistant in New England around Hall of Famer Tom Brady.

To resolve the issue, it appears that Flores and general manager Chris Grier may have to come to some kind of agreement on Tagovailoa’s value to the Dolphins. La Canfora noted that, “numerous personnel men and coaches around the league have heard, dating back to last season, that Flores would have preferred to select Justin Herbert over Tagovailoa, although team and league sources say general manager Chris Grier consults with Flores on all big personnel moves …”