However, the biggest transaction they’ve had this offseason is the trade for All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
The Dolphins gave away five draft picks spread throughout the 2022 and 2023 drafts to get the former Kansas City Chiefs wideout.
But they could not care less about those selections because Hill puts them on the map.
While Hill will be a huge asset for their squad, there are concerns about whether Tagovailoa can constantly connect with him, especially on deep passes.
CBS Sports’ Jeff Kerr buried that worry by sharing an important statistic.
Highest completion percentage on throws 20+ yards downfield — 2021 season
1. Justin Herbert — 48.4%
2. Tua Tagovailoa — 48.3%
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) March 24, 2022
Kerr tweeted that the former Alabama standout ranked second last season in completion percentage on throws of 20 yards or more.
The Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert was at the top spot with 48.4 percent while Tagovailoa is not far behind at 48.3.
This number tells that, contrary to popular belief, Tagovailoa can complete throws downfield.
With the receiving corps he has on board, he has no excuse to not perform well.
An Interesting Quantifier
While Tagovailoa’s completion percentage for deep throws is impressive, it’s quite telling to add that the numbers were collected from quarterbacks who had a minimum of 20 attempts.
That’s a small sample size to determine if Tagovailoa is actually doing well during long pass plays.
The challenge for him now is to constantly deliver the ball to Waddle and Hill.
It would be frustrating to see a wide-open Hill without the ball because the throw either fell short or was off target.