The Miami Dolphins took a chance in 2020 by signing quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
When the team drafted him, he was recovering from a season-ending injury.
He would get his first start around the middle of the 2020 season.
Now, the former Alabama is entering his third year in the NFL with the Dolphins.
2023 will mark the final year of his rookie contract unless the team chooses his fifth-year option.
His chances of getting a bigger contract increase if he can prove himself this season.
What could the Dolphins quarterback do to improve his chances of winning a fortune?
Tua has arms in Miami for the 2022 season
Last season, Tua passed for 2,653 yards, 16 touchdowns and ten interceptions.
Those numbers don’t look promising for Miami’s star quarterback.
However, the Dolphins got some help from Tua who can change his fate and poor stats.
That assist comes from receiver Tyreek Hill, running back Raheem Mostert and tackle Terron Armstead.
The three will form a revamped offense looking to turn the Dolphins into an offensive scoring team.
Hill is one of the best receivers in the league, which should give Tua a boost with his passing stats.
For anyone who doesn’t think Tyreek Hill is the best receiver in football, you can ask any defensive coordinator who is the hardest receiver to build around a defensive scheme, and they would all say Tyreek Hill.
—YoungNarrow (@NarrowGaming) March 23, 2022
Mostert is a solid running back who can help take the pressure off Tua.
Armstead helps protect him and give him the time he needs in the pocket to make good passes down the field.
The combination gives him the chance to show the Dolphins he’s worth a bigger contract when it comes time to re-sign him.
Can Tua stay healthy for the whole 2022 season?
Tua has a history of injuries dating back to his college days.
While with Alabama, he suffered multiple injuries.
While most injuries didn’t sideline him, an injury ended his college season.
That injury was a right hip injury he suffered in 2019.
In 2019, Tua Tagovailoa suffered a hip injury on the 15-yard line that ended his season and could even have ended his career.
In that year’s NFL Draft, he was selected No. 5.
Today he played his first #NFL Game 2/2 and 9 yards
Here, he soaks it all up at the 15-yard marker. pic.twitter.com/BlBT8CABDZ
—George Hathaway (@hathawaygeorge9) October 19, 2020
The injury would push Tua out of the No. 1 draft pick, the spot they predicted he would hold had he finished the season.
His NFL career also saw him with a few injuries.
He suffered a thumb injury, fractured ribs and a broken middle finger during his two years with the Dolphins.
The broken ribs would put Tua on injury reserve for a short time.
If he cannot stay healthy in 2022, it will be difficult for him to make a fortune.
Should the Dolphins keep Tua if he asks for more money?
Tua needs to prove his worth if he wants a bigger contract.
Miami gave him the parts he needs to do it.
However, rumors of Tom Brady coming to Miami may change things.
If Tom Brady benefits from a trade in Miami, it only confirms his hatred for Bill Belichick.
— The bad guy (@uhGoodPlace) March 26, 2022
Brady is a proven quarterback who gets his team through before he lines his pockets.
Although it doesn’t seem likely that Brady will come to Miami, the rumors could ignite Tua.
The Dolphins should only pay Tua if he can prove himself this year.
If not, they might have a Hall of Fame quarterback ready and willing to replace him for less.