Tua Tagovailoa anticipated again as Dolphins’ starter in 2023

Tua Tagovailoa is anticipated to return because the Miami Dolphins’ beginning quarterback for the 2023 season, league sources instructed ESPN.

Ought to the seventh-seeded Dolphins upset the Buffalo Payments on Sunday, Tagovailoa may doubtlessly be cleared from the concussion protocol and work his method again to the sector this postseason.

However no matter what occurs in Sunday’s wild-card recreation in Buffalo or all through Miami’s postseason, the Dolphins have been happy with Tagovailoa’s growth this season beneath first-year coach Mike McDaniel, in keeping with sources.

Medical professionals are also assured that Tagovailoa ought to be capable of resume his NFL profession subsequent season, if not sooner, sources stated.

Teddy Bridgewater, who’s listed as questionable with finger and knee accidents, is anticipated to be energetic in opposition to the Payments, in keeping with a supply, however the veteran quarterback will function a backup to rookie starter Skylar Thompson.

Tagovailoa has been within the concussion protocol since Dec. 26 after struggling his second documented concussion of the season the day earlier than in a loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

McDaniel stated this previous Wednesday that Tagovailoa has not been cleared to renew any form of soccer actions, and that due to the period of time he has already missed, McDaniel was in a position to rule him out in opposition to Buffalo.