While the injury isn’t supposed to sideline Tagovailoa for the rest of the year, there has been some uncertainty as to when he will return.
“There’s a degree of optimism internally that Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s thumb injury will be just a one-week absence,” Beasley wrote.
“Tagovailoa, who will regain his starting job once cleared medically, is preparing as if he is going to start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, a source tells the Miami Herald.”
If the rookie is able to return, it would be huge for a Miami team that is looking to make the playoffs in the AFC.
While Ryan Fitzpatrick has performed admirably this season, the Dolphins want to get as long a look at Tagovailoa as they can.
The more the rookie plays, the better Miami can assess its future with Tagovailoa leading the franchise.