Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins are coming off a hard-fought 30-28 home loss to the Atlanta Falcons. This represents Miami’s sixth consecutive defeat after a season-opening win over the New England Patriots.
The backdrop here are trade rumors involving both Tua and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. It was just a few days ago that reports broke indicating there’s a good chance that Watson could be headed to South Beach ahead of the Nov. 2 NFL trade deadline.
In talking about these rumors following the Fins’ most-recent loss, Tagovailoa had a rather interesting take.
“I hear it. I do hear it. I just don’t listen to it,” Tua Tagovailoa told reporters.
The second-year quarterback added that he appreciates head coach Brian Flores’ transparency in talks with the quarterback.
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Earlier on Sunday, reports indicated that the Texans expect to move Deshaun Watson here within the next week or so. All of this comes with the Pro Bowl quarterback still mired on an off-field situation in which he’s been accused of sexual assault and/or misconduct by north of 20 women. Apparently, Miami’s brass is alright with acquiring Watson before this legal situation is settled.
As for Tua and his Dolphins, they sit at a disappointing 1-6 on the campaign after the team surprised the masses by winning 10 games a season ago. The aforementioned Flores appears to be on the hot seat. Meanwhile, general manager Chris Grier seems to be on the receiving end of unjustified flack.
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The No. 5 overall pick of the Dolphins back in 2020, Tua Tagovailoa did throw four touchdowns in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. However, he also threw two untimely interceptions. The first one happened in the red zone with Miami looking to score. His second pick of the game resulted in a Falcons touchdown just a few plays later.