AFC East rumors: Will the Miami Dolphins make Tua Tagovailoa a $50+ million man?
After falling in the AFC Wild Card game against those same Kansas City Chiefs, the Miami Dolphins are facing their own free agency decisions which include defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and offensive lineman Connor Williams. Can the Dolphins keep both or will they have to prioritize one over the other?
That may all depend on whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa gets an extension this offseason. The fourth-year quarterback, who is coming off another outstanding regular season, is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Tua has made this an interesting decision for the Dolphins in playing a healthy season in which he led the NFL with 4,624 passing yards.
Should the Dolphins gamble on Tagovailoa long tern given his concussion history? Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier was asked about the potential extension and said the two sides has “had conversations” and that the team will continue those conversations as to what kind of money it will take to keep Tagovailoa long term.
"I think that's just one we're going to keep talking with him,” Grier said when asked if the cost will be in the $50 million range. “We'll work through it all. We'll just keep our conversations and working with him. I think everything will be productive and we'll just see what happens."
The Dolphins are currently $40 million over the cap with quite a bit of decisions to make past Wilkens, Williams and obviously Tua.