Tua Tagovailoa is already drawing strong NFL interest.
According to ESPN, Miami’s signing of former Buccaneers veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday indicates that the Dolphins are focusing on the Alabama quarterback for the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Miami Herald noted that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross really likes Tagovailoa and the franchise has labeled him a “priority” in next April’s draft, adding that Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert also has the team’s attention.
Tagovailoa will be draft-eligible after his junior year with the Crimson Tide this upcoming season and the 2018 Heisman finalist is expected to be one of the first quarterbacks off the board.
With the signing of Fitzpatrick, who reportedly agreed to a two-year contract worth $11 million with incentives that could make it up to $20 million, there’s reason to believe the Dolphins could be the next team to save their money on the market and tank in order to secure a high draft pick next year.
With free agency heating up, expect the Dolphins to sit back and bide their time.