No one knows how much longer it will be before NFL teams can fully reopen their team facilities.
As of today, Brian Flores and his coaching staff are allowed back at Davie.
But while the rest of the world waits patiently for life to return to normal after a global pandemic, one group of players that this offseason is affecting most are the rookies. And for teams like the Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers, and YOUR Miami Dolphins, their shiny new rookie quarterbacks might have to wait a bit before getting acclimated to the NFL game.
Last week, we heard the reports that the Dolphins are not opposed to starting Tua Tagovailoa in 2020.
There’s no telling what could happen.
But yesterday, while Brian Flores was addressing the media in support of recent protests, he was asked a critical question regarding the development of Tua Tagovailoa and the 2020 rookie class.
“The rookies in general, I think they’ve all, based on what we can do, they’ve all done a good job. They’re all in meetings, they’re all learning, they’re all doing everything they can possibly do to pick up the information, to train. Quite honestly, it’s hard not to have your hands on them. Specific to Tua, he’s working hard, he’s picking up the information; but you want to get your hands on them, quite honestly. I think they are all doing a good job. I think they all have a long way to go. Again, specific to the injury, I haven’t seen him. Our doctors haven’t seen him. To give you any information on that or try to, I shouldn’t do that. I hope that answers your question.”
EVERYONE has an opinion on the situation.
Some believe he should sit and learn from the veteran, who speaks Chan Gailey’s offense fluently.
Others believe quarterbacks don’t learn a damn thing from sitting on the sideline holding a clipboard.
Most of what Miami decides to do will depend on the team’s offensive line. A unit that finished the 2019 season ranked 32nd in the NFL.
Yes, that unit should be greatly improved this season. But without these young players having a chance to get into camp and work together, nothing is guaranteed.
Will Tua start week 1?
I really don’t know.
But I can say with 100% certainty that the changing of the guard will come sooner rather than later for the Dolphins.
And when it does, the Tua Tagovailoa Era will officially be upon us.