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ESPN reporter says Dolphins not offering Tua market value contract

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throws a pass in warm ups

In an offseason where marquee Quarterbacks have been rewarded, another signal caller is looking to cash in.

Former Alabama quarterback, now Miami Dolphins starter Tua Tagovalioa is reportedly seeking a new deal this summer as he prepares to enter his fifth year in the league and the final year of his rookie contract.

Tagovalioa is coming off a year where he was a legit MVP candidate for most of the season, leading the entire NFL in passing yards.

ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington commented on Tagovalioa’s contract situation on NFL live on Monday evening.

“There are five words that are looming over this contract negotiation, and they are the words that came out of Tua’s mouth,” Darington said. “The market is the market. He said that after Jared Goff had signed his deal and before Trevor Lawrence signed his. The complicated part of this is the Dolphins could point at that Jared Goff deal and say, well, we’re not the Detroit Lions. We’re not making that decision. But when Trevor Lawrence then leapfrogs it, you’ve got a situation. Because right now, the Dolphins are not offering the contract that is the market value based on those other deals that were done.”

Tagovalioa is scheduled to make $23.5 million in the final year of his rookie contract in Miami. As training camp nears contract negotiations are currently taking throughout the Dolphins organization. Tagovalioa is now looking to become one of the leagues’ highest paid at the quarterback position.


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