The Miami Dolphins now have its head coach to unlock Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback.
Mike McDaniel, 38, has been hired for the job. Tagovailoa’s close circle at PER4ORM, a training facility in South Florida, gave McDaniel a ringing endorsement in the interview process. McDaniel was an intern for the Denver Broncos in 2005, but he’s been an offensive assistant in other stops in the National Football League. He has served as run game coordinator and offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers since 2017. McDaniel turned Deebo Samuel into a first-team All-Pro receiver in 2021.
We have agreed to terms with Mike McDaniel. Welcome to Miami, Coach! pic.twitter.com/Hk5gIQsc6l
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) February 6, 2022
Tagovailoa had an offensive mind in Brian Daboll during his freshman season at Alabama. Daboll helped the native Hawaiian account for 11 touchdowns in 2017, including three in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game versus Georgia.
McDaniel becomes the fourth offensive mind to coach Tagovailoa, joining Daboll, Mike Locksley, and Steve Sarkisian.
He believes he can transform Tagovailoa into a star in the pros.
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