The team already surrounded him with players that would help elevate his game.
It’s like the Dolphins are in a track meet when all of those wideouts are playing at their best.
With a solid roster around him, naysayers claim that Tagovailoa might be the weak link in the team.
But that might not be the case, as ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques shared.
Grier said Mike McDaniel has raved about Tua through the first couple weeks of voluntary offseason workouts
— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) April 20, 2022
Louis-Jacques tweeted, “[Dolphins general manager Chris] Grier said Mike McDaniel has raved about Tua through the first couple weeks of voluntary offseason workouts.”
While there is caution regarding the third-year quarterback, the Alabama alumnus did have some improvements in his first two seasons.
He played three more games and increased his completion percentage from 64.1 to 67.8.
Tagovailoa also threw for 16 touchdowns and 2,653 yards.
He didn’t look like the team’s weak link during the Dolphins’ remarkable second-half run last season.
The Dolphins went on a 7-1 tear and he had games with completions percentages of 81.8, 87.1, 73.2, and 73.1.
Tua With A Chip On His Shoulder
He still has a fair share of doubters coming into year three because of his pedestrian numbers.
But he must challenge himself to elevate with the players around him.
McDaniel should put him in the best position to succeed as an offensive-minded head coach.
Likewise, his excellent start to the offseason workouts will help him build momentum through training camp, preseason, and the regular season.
If all goes well, 2022 could be his breakout year.