The Miami Dolphins want to make one thing clear before the 2023 season: Tua Tagovailoa is the starting quarterback advancing.

After a season in which Tagovailoa missed five games for two documented concussionsThe Dolphins boss was asked Monday about his future with the team.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sits on the bench against the Packers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens.
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And Miami general manager Chris Grier left no doubt.

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«I would say with Tua, he’s our starting quarterback,» Grier told reporters. «I don’t know how we could say it more clearly.

Grier said that organization expects Tagovailoa to be «100% ready to play» in 2023 after finishing the season on the bench.

Based on comments from doctors, Grier said Tagovailoa no longer exists. susceptible to concussions than any other player.

Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins looks to pass against the Lions at Ford Field on October 30, 2022 in Detroit.

Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins looks to pass against the Lions at Ford Field on October 30, 2022 in Detroit.
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«I don’t think he’s more prone than anyone…from everything we’ve been told, that’s not a cause for concern,» Grier added.

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Tagovailoa will enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2023 and is slated to earn around $4.7 million.

As for Tagovailoa fifth year option and possible extension – which Miami has until March 1 to decide – Grier said «everything is on the table» for the organization.

When Tagovailoa became available, the Dolphins played well, going 8-5 in games the third-year pro started.

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa walks onto the field for the Green Bay Packers game at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa walks onto the field for the Green Bay Packers game at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens.
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After two years in which many in the league were unsure if Tagovailoa was the answer in Miami, the former General selection no. #5 he threw for a career-high in yards and touchdowns.

In just 13 games, Tagovailoa threw for 3,548 yards, 25 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions in 13 games.

Miami made the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season and for the third time since 2008.

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