Tua Tagovailoa on sidelines in Miami

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Starting Tua is a long-term play for the Miami Dolphins

Dolphins journalist Joe Schad joined Hoch and Crowder

Hochman and Crowder
October 22, 2020 - 2:50 am

The future of the Miami Dolphins is no longer being concealed. Week 8 of the NFL season will mark the beginning of the Tua era in South Florida. 

“Is Tua’s hip fully recovered?” 

“Can he be the next Marino?” 

These are questions that will begin to be answered on November 1st, when the Tua era officially begins in South Florida. 

One question that has already been answered by the Dolphins: despite a .500 record, the future of this franchise is the priority. 

Dolphins journalist Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post told Hoch and Crowder that it was evident “Tua needed to play in order to become what he is going to be.” Head Coach Brian Flores and General Manager Chris Grier clearly agree as they have decided to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick despite leading the team to .500 through week 6. 

According to Schad, this is a “long-term” play by the Dolphins as they push to elevate the franchise into serious contenders and not just a team that sneaks into the playoffs. 

Listen to the full interview with Joe Schad here: