Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has dealt with multiple injury concerns this season, and as a result, he has only appeared in six games.
He was, however, able to get into the Dolphins’ Week 10 contest against the Baltimore Ravens despite a finger issue, and the plan is for the youngster to play in Miami’s upcoming game against the New York Jets.
According to head coach Brian Flores, Tagovailoa is “pushing through” some discomfort.
Flores said Tua has looked good in practice — said there’s still some discomfort but he’s “pushing through it”
— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) November 19, 2021
Tagovailoa clearly wants to be on the field if he’s willing to play through discomfit. The 23-year-old might feel like he needs to prove his worth to the Dolphins organization after the team was involved in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes at the trade deadline.
Tagovailoa has completed 65.3 percent of his passes this season for 1,198 yards and seven touchdowns. He has also thrown five interceptions.
The University of Alabama product will look to lead the Dolphins to their fourth win of the 2021 campaign on Sunday.
Miami is starting to look like an improved team this season, but it might be too late for the squad to get back into the playoff picture. With a 3-7 record, the Dolphins would need to go on an incredible run to finish the season in order to become threats to crack the postseason.
If they want any chance at doing so, they’re going to have to earn a victory over a poor Jets team this weekend. The good news for the Dolphins if that their remaining schedule isn’t very daunting.
Miami has no choice but to take things one week at a time.