Jaylen Waddle: Tua Tagovailoa’s been consistent and a great leader

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Tua Tagovailoa is entering a critical third season with the Dolphins.

The quarterback has a new coaching staff and a new offensive playbook, led by head coach Mike McDaniel. He also has some key new weapons in receivers Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson, as well as a new offensive tackle in Terron Armstead. So there will be a lot of data for the Dolphins to reach a conclusion on Tagovailoa before deciding on his fifth-year option next spring.

For now, the young quarterback has not necessarily changed his approach — at least according to college and pro teammate, Jaylen Waddle.

“Tua’s been Tua,” Waddle said in a Wednesday press conference. “He’s been the same old guy coming in, being consistent, being a leader. Just being a great leader, honestly.”

Waddle and Tagovailoa played together at Alabama. And then Tagovailoa was a significant part of Waddle reaching 104 catches, 1,015 yards, and six touchdowns in the receiver’s rookie season of 2021. If the pair can continue to build upon that established chemistry, then Tagovailoa should be able to answer any questions the Dolphins have about their quarterback heading into 2023.

7 responses to “Jaylen Waddle: Tua Tagovailoa’s been consistent and a great leader

  1. To bad his long throws aren’t consistent, his O-line isn’t consistent and the HC position isn’t consistent.

  2. Let’s see what happens year number 3 and his 4th offensive coordinator yeah 4 in three years good luck sir

  3. Tua has been nothing but a class act since entering the league. You couldn’t ask for a better attitude/demeanor from a player. I’m excited to see what he does with arguably the best WR duo at his helm, it’s going to be a fun year for Miami fans.

  4. We haven’t seem much out of him to even support the consistent part. Oh, wait, he is consistently inconsistent.

  5. 305phinphan says:
    April 28, 2022 at 8:18 am
    Tua has been nothing but a class act since entering the league. You couldn’t ask for a better attitude/demeanor from a player. I’m excited to see what he does with arguably the best WR duo at his helm, it’s going to be a fun year for Miami fans.

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    He has handled himself well so far attitude wise. What he will probably do with this stacked team around him now is prove he is consistently bad at being a starting QB. If seeing a good team lose as it’s franchise QB is proven not to be a franchise QB is fun then it is going to be a blast.

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