Watch: Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Lets Loose on Day 2 of Minicamp

Published 06/17/2021, 8:11 AM EDT
Aug 29, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, United States; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) runs drills during training camp at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Dolphins went painstakingly close to making the playoffs last season. Shuffling between the quarterback duo of rookie Tua Tagovailoa and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, the side went 8-8 side narrowly missing out on their first postseason appearance since 2016.

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Now with Fitzpatrick gone, 2021 will see the franchise have Tua Tagovailoa have their starting QB. No longer a rookie, Tua knows he’ll  have to take his game up a notch if they are to make the playoffs.

Nov 1, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Tua’s performance on Day 1 of the Dolphins’ minicamp though wouldn’t have evoked much confidence among their fanbase. Throwing five interceptions on a day marred by heavy rain, many doubted whether the former Alabama QB was ready to make the step up.

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But on Day 2 of minicamp, Tua did step up and silenced his critics in some fashion.

Tua Tagovailoa throws dimes like it’s nobody’s business

With drier conditions prevailing, the Dolphins took to the field to proceed with Day 2 of minicamp. And after his nightmare showing the day before, all eyes were undoubtedly on Tua Tagovailoa.

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And this time though, Tua did not disappoint. Throwing six touchdowns for zero, we repeat, zero interceptions, Tua Tagovailoa capped off Day 2 of Minicamp in style.

Among his six touchdowns included a 50-yarder to rookie wideout Jaylen Waddle. The two were teammates at Alabama before and thus it’s clear to understand where the chemistry comes from. But Tua’s deep dime to Jakeem Grant was perhaps his most impressive play from Day 2.

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Tua knows he has a lot riding on his performances in the upcoming season. With no Ryan Fitzpatrick to bail him out, the quarterback will have to endure the growing pains a young rookie is expected to go through.

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But if he can keep up putting on the same sort of performances he did in Day 2 of Minicamp, the Dolphins fans base can be rest assured that they have a star on their hands.

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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