When the team drafted him, he was coming off a season-ending injury.
He would get his first start around the middle of the 2020 season.
Now, the Alabama alumni is going into his third year in the NFL with the Dolphins.
2023 will mark the last year of his rookie contract, unless the team picks up 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 earning a fortune?
Tua Has The Weapons In Miami For The 2022 Season
Last season, Tua passed for 2,653 yards, 16 touchdowns, and had ten interceptions.
Those numbers don’t show promise for the star quarterback in Miami.
However, the Dolphins got Tua some help that can change his fate and his mediocre stats.
The three will make up a revamped offense looking to turn the Dolphins into an offensive scoring team.
Hill is one of the best receivers in the league, something that should give Tua a boost with his passing stats.
For anyone who doesn’t think Tyreek Hill is the best receiver in football, you could ask any defensive coordinator who the hardest receiver to build a defensive scheme around is, and they would all say Tyreek Hill.
— YoungNarrow (@NarrowGaming) March 23, 2022
Mostert is a solid running back that can help take pressure off Tua.
Armstead helps with protecting him and giving him the time he needs in the pocket to make good passes downfield.
The combination gives him the chance to show the Dolphins that he is worth a bigger contract when it’s time to re-sign him.
Can Tua Stay Healthy Through The Whole 2022 Season?
Tua has a history of injuries dating back to his days in college.
When he was with Alabama, he would suffer multiple injuries.
While most of the injuries didn’t sideline him, one injury ended his college season.
That injury was a right hip injury he suffered in 2019.
In 2019, Tua Tagovailoa suffered a hip injury at the 15 yard line that ended his season, and even could’ve ended his career.
In this years NFL Draft he was selected #5.
Today, he played his first #NFL game. 2/2 and 9 yards
Here he is soaking it all in at the 15 yard marker. pic.twitter.com/BlBT8CABDZ
— George Hathaway (@hathawaygeorge9) October 19, 2020
The injury would push Tua out of the number one draft pick spot, the spot they projected him to be taken had he finished the season.
His NFL career has seen him with some injuries as well.
He’s had a thumb injury, fractured ribs, and a fractured middle finger in his two years with the Dolphins.
The rib fractures would land Tua on injury reserve for a short time.
If he can’t stay healthy in 2022, it will be hard for him to make that 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 has given him the pieces he needs to do that.
However, rumors of Tom Brady coming to Miami can change things.
If Tom Brady leverages a trade to Miami, it all but confirms his hatred for Bill Belichick.
— The Bad Guy (@uhGoodPlace) March 26, 2022
Brady is a proven quarterback that puts his team first before lining his pockets.
While it doesn’t seem likely Brady comes to Miami, the rumors could fire up Tua.
The Dolphins should only pay Tua if he can prove himself this year.
Otherwise, they could have a Hall of Fame quarterback ready and willing to replace him for less.