The 2022 NFL season was statistically the best of Tua Tagovailoa’s career, but it also may have been his most difficult as the third-year quarterback dealt with multiple concussions.
Tagovailoa threw for career-high yards (3,548) and touchdowns (25) as the miami dolphins reached the postseason in Mike McDaniel’s first year as head coach.
As Miami reached the postseason after going 9-8 during the regular season, the Dolphins were forced to start rookie Skylar Thompson in the Wild Card Game when Tagovailoa sat out with his second documented concussion of the season.
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Tagovailoa missed five total starts during the year, leading many to question his football future.
An NFL legend shared some advice for Tagovailoa as he enters his fourth NFL season, suggesting that the Alabama product pack on the weight and avoid taking big hits.
“I just think you have to bulk up a little. Get a little bigger. Get stronger. As you get older in your man body, that’s what needs to happen. There’s nothing wrong with lifting another 10 pounds, 15 pounds”. , “Michael Vick, a 13-year NFL veteran, said in Tyreek Hill Podcast.
“Don’t get hit,” Vick added. “Don’t get hit.”
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Tagovailoa’s concussions during the 2022 season led to his consider retirement off-season before finally deciding that playing was best for him and his family.
“I considered it [walking away from football] for a while I sat down with my family, I sat down with my wife and had those kinds of conversations,” Tagovailoa told reporters. “But really, it would be hard for me to walk away from this game at the age that I am. , with my son. I always dreamed of playing as long as I could until my son knew exactly what he was watching his father do.
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“It’s my health. It’s my body. And I feel like this is the best thing for me and my family. I love soccer. If I didn’t, I would have quit for a long time.” [ago].”
In March, the Dolphins committed to Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback, exercising his fifth-year option.