GM confident in QB’s health after meeting with specialists
Dolphins GM Chris Grier says that in conversations about doctors about QB Tua Tagovailoa: “We fully expect him back next year, 100%, ready to go.”
Grier also said in speaking with consultants: “I don’t think he’s any more prone (to concussions) than anyone else.” (NFL Network – Tom Pelissero)
Nerdy Football Analysis: HC Mike McDaniel expects to make it a priority to get Tagovailoa to avoid hits better moving forward, but it’s not as if Tua’s concussions this season were the result of him running too much. If he suffers another brain injury early in 2023, it will either be his third or fourth in less than a year. This story may not be over, as Tagovailoa or his family could decide an extended absence may be good for his long-term health. Either way, Miami would be smart to make sure it is very confident in its backup quarterback moving forward, be it Teddy Bridgewater, Skylar Thompson or someone else.