Report: Brian Flores told Miami Dolphins that Tua Tagovailoa is ‘our quarterback’

Brian Flores and Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores emphatically shot down renewed rumors about a possible acquisition of Deshaun Watson and stated that Tua Tagovailoa is the team’s quarterback.

Rumors about the Dolphins trading for the disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback date back to January, though the Dolphins made an effort to dismiss them. A Tuesday report indicated that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wants Watson.

While Watson has put up incredible numbers in recent years, he’s still the subject of an investigation about his behavior, complicating a deal with any team.

At the moment, Watson may be more valuable to the Dolphins’ 2021 postseason chances, given his experience. Still, the cost to acquire him would be prohibitive.

Tagovailoa was able to start nine games during a rookie year in which he was trying to come back from major hip surgery.

After gaining that experience, Tagovailoa’s future is promising enough that the team sees no reason to mortgage its future in a trade for Watson.

With Flores seemingly putting any concerns to rest, Tagovailoa can now focus on preparing for the Dolphins’ 2021 regular-season opener. That game will take place on the road against the New England Patriots on Sept. 12.