AFC East rival QB contemplated retirement in the offseason
AFC East rival quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said he recently contemplated retirement due to the concussions he suffered during the 2022 season. At the end of the day, these are men who are human beings that need to consider their health and future before anything else.
Miami Dolphins’ QB Tua Tagovailoa had an up and down 2022 season. The ups were quite great as Tua was an MVP candidate for a while, but he struggled with injuries and did suffer a couple of concussions, which brought into question the Miami Dolphins’ behavior during this time.
It’s scary just to think about Tagovailoa lying on the ground when he took a massive hit against the Cincinnati Bengals. He displayed the fencing response when he hit the ground, which is an obvious indicator of a concussion.
The 25 year old was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and had an iffy first two seasons. However, the Dolphins won more games than they lost while he was the starter, but in 2022, Mike McDaniel came aboard as the head coach of the team and took the Patriots’ AFC East rival to new heights on offense.
They went 9-8 and qualified for the playoffs in McDaniel’s first season as head coach. What’s scary about the Dolphins is the amount of talent they’ve added within the last year, specifically this offseason.
Their best addition was signing Vic Fangio to be the team’s new defensive coordinator. They also signed Chosen Anderson (formerly Robbie Anderson) and also made a huge trade for Jalen Ramsey. They added Bradley Chubb during the trade deadline last year and obviously traded for Tyreek Hill last year.
The AFC East is going to be a bloodbath in 2023, and the Dolphins are contributing to that.
However, Tua Tagovailoa retiring would have thrown a massive wrench into the AFC East and would have surely helped out the Patriots a bit.