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Tua Tagovailoa could be headed to Washington Football Team

Vincent Frank

If the Miami Dolphins are to pull off a trade for Deshaun Watson, fellow quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would have to be moved.

With that said, reports around the NFL conclude that the Houston Texans wouldn’t want the current Dolphins starting quarterback in any move for Watson.

We’re now getting some more information on what a deal might look like. According to Texans beat writer Coty Davis, the Washington Football Team would acquire Tagovailoa in a three-team swap with Miami and Houston.

All of this comes amid suggestions that Miami is potentially nearing a deal to acquire Watson in a blockbuster trade. Separate reports indicate that other moving parts would be involved, lending credence to Davis’ own report.

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Tua Tagovailoa to the Washington Football Team?

tua tagovailoa trade to the washington football team?
Oct 17, 2021; London, England, United Kingdom; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) runs with the ball in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

While the former Alabama standout has struggled with both consistency and injuries since Miami made him a top-five pick back in 2020, he still boasts a tremendous amount of upside. Remember, we’re talking about a 23-year-old kid.

At the very least, Tua provides more of a look into the long-term than injured stopgap Ryan Fitzpatrick and current starter Taylor Heinicke. He’d definitely be an interesting fit in offensive coordinator Scott Turner’s system, which doesn’t necessarily require the strongest of arms. That’s magnified by the presences of stud young running back Antonio Gibson and wide receiver Terry McLaurin in the nation’s capital.

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Any move to acquire Tua Tagovailoa would likely require Washington giving up an early-round pick and change. Through 13 career games (12 starts), Tua has tallied 18 total touchdowns against seven interceptions while completing 64.1% of his passes and boasting a 7-5 record.

As for Washington, the team sits at a disappointing 2-4 on the season. Its offense ranks in the bottom third of the NFL in scoring and bottom 10 in passing. Washington’s quarterbacks have combined for nine passing touchdowns against six interceptions.