DAVIE, Fla. – Head coach Brian Flores strongly opposed the idea that the Miami Dolphins needs to audition rookie Tua Tagovailoa for the remainder of the 2020 season to find out if they want to pick another defender. draft NFL year 2021 or not.
“There’s a couple of things out there, let’s call it the source close to Dolphin’s thoughts, say we’re auditioning Tua. I’m just telling you about my thoughts. We brought Tua here because We trusted him, like all Flores said. “That would be the opposite of having someone try out 10 games. That’s just my thoughts on that, hope everyone clears. “
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that a contributing factor to Dolphins̵7; decision to choose Tagovailoa as their starting midfielder in Week 7 compared to celebrity veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami with the first pick. Houston Texans first and second in draft NFL next year.
The Texas first round selection is expected to be in the top 10 and the 2021 NFL draft could feature compelling top-10 midfield options in the top 10, including Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields of the State of Ohio. Dolphins also has their own first and second round options.
But Flores made it clear that he is committed to sticking with Tagovailoa after the 2020 season and it looks like Dolphins will spend more time in the 2021 season building a team around Tagovailoa instead of adding a potential substitute. his.
“I am comfortable with the results of these 10 games,” said Flores. “Since I was here, I think people have heard me talk about the players’ development, the daily improvement. I just don’t understand how someone close to the Dolphins thought can be. say this will be an audition 10 game. Not sure where or who is coming from. “
Tagovailoa is set to kick off his second NFL match on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, and it is expected that he will remain the team’s starter for the rest of the season and beyond. 4-3 Dolphins are in a playoff game with a defense hitting 18.6 points per game at the lowest point in the tournament, giving Tagovailoa his first Sunday victory over the Los Angeles Rams despite throwing just 93 yards.
In explaining his decision to arrest Tagovailoa a few weeks ago, Flores said Tagovailoa was overall ready, improving in training and the feeling within the organization that it was time to meet the rookie because it was the best thing for the team.