In a move that reaffirms the franchise’s confidence in its quarterback, the Miami Dolphins are exercising Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option, according to a league source on Friday.
The decision locks in Tagovailoa through the 2024 season. The Dolphins had already stated their commitment to the 2020 draft’s No. 5 pick for the 2023 season, Tagovailoa’s fourth. Now, he is set to make $23.2 million in 2024.
In 2022, Tagovailoa the league in passer rating (105.5) and yards per pass attempt (8.9). He threw a career-high 25 touchdowns to eight interceptions, completing 64.8 percent of passes for 3,548 yards.
The greater concern now is his durability. Tagovailoa missed 5 1/2 games last season, including Miami’s playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills, due to two separate stints in concussion protocol.
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Source:: The Mercury News