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Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa and Miami Dolphins want to get a contract extension done

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throws a pass in warm ups
Jim Rassol - USA Today Sports

Tua Tagovailoa got the Miami Dolphins to the AFC playoffs for a second straight year with an 11-6 record.

After dealing with injuries — especially multiple concussions — in the last two seasons, the native Hawaiian and former No. 5 overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft proved he could stay healthy and play a full season.

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Tagovailoa led the National Football League in passing yards (4,624) in his third season as a starting quarterback.

He finished fifth in the league among quarterbacks for completion percentage (69.3), tied for fifth in touchdown passes (29), finished eighth for quarterback rating (60.8), and was sixth in passer rating (101.1). Tagovailoa made it to first NFL Pro Bowl after producing career-highs in games started (17), games played (17), passing yards, touchdown passes, and completion percentage. 

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Dolphins want to get a contract extension for Tagovailoa.

Per Rapoport, Dolphins’ general manager Chris Grier wants Tagovailoa in Miami for a long time. Tagovailoa has a case to push for top-market money with a rising salary cap. He could get at or over Joe Burrow’s $55 million per season. 

Hopefully, Miami can get the deal done soon for Tagovailoa.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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