Tyreek Hill Contract Re-Adjustment Opens Door for Miami Dolphins to Make Gigantic Free Agent Signing Putting Tua Tagovailoa in Jeopardy

Published 03/11/2023, 3:54 AM EST

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The offseason is a time for maneuvers to get the best roster for the next season. And it looks like the Miami Dolphins are up to the task. The franchise has adjusted the contract of its explosive wide receiver Tyreek Hill opening up the possibility for them to make a gigantic free agent signing.

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The Dolphins might have got a great deal here, but it may come at a cost for QB Tua Tagovailoa. It might have just put his position on the roster in jeopardy.

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The Miami Dolphins have readjusted the contract of Tyreek Hill, saving them a ton of money. According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the franchise is converting the wide receiver’s $16 million salary and the 10 million roster bonus into a $24.835 million bonus and an $1.165 million salary. This will reportedly save the franchise 18 million in salary cap space. And that opens a host of opportunities.

The Dolphins might into the free agent market for a big signing of a QB. They reached the playoff in the 2022 season but fell at the first hurdle there. So, they might want to strengthen their roster with a QB to not repeat the same fate next season.

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But that casts a doubt on the future of QB Tua Tagovailoa in Miami. He led the team well but also battled a host of injuries, including a series of concussions. And his biggest battle is to stay healthy. That might prompt the Dolphins to look into their options under center.

The Tua Tagovailoa conundrum

Tua Tagovailoa has proved to be a valuable asset to the Dolphins. Despite his injuries, he led the team to a wildcard place in the postseason last term. But it is exactly his injury record that might spell doom on his future at Hard Rock Stadium.

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Tagovailoa suffered two serious concussions in the 2022 season. And he missed a large chunk of the games due to that. He first suffered a grade-one concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals early in the season. And towards the end, he suffered another grade three concussion, ruling him out for the rest of the season.  Though the Dolphins clinched the playoff berth, Tagovailoa didn’t feature in the postseason due to injury. And the Dolphins lost the wildcard game against the Buffalo Bills.

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So, if they do go into the free agency, who will they target? And what exactly does it mean for Tagovailoa as the starter for the Dolphins?

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.
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Abigail Kevichusa

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