Much of both the short-term and long-term successes of the Miami Dolphins depends on the development of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. If he is able to live up to the billing of being a top-5 pick, then Miami will prosper. 2021 will be his first full season as the starter after a tumultuous season in and out of the lineup as a rookie, but he’d have to make quite a statement in his second season if he wants to make an argument for the NFL’s Top 100 in 2022.
The Top 100 list in 2021 featured the usual suspects near the top of the list when it came to quarterbacks. Tagovailoa won’t be surpassing guys like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson on the list any time soon, but the QBs that ranked in the bottom 50 could be susceptible to being replaced. Justin Herbert (#56) and Baker Mayfield (#71) have made enough of a statement early in their careers to be worthy of a spot, but they could be an underwhelming season from being moved down or out.
Interestingly enough, the lowest ranked QB on the list is former Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (#83). If Tagovailoa wishes to make the list in 2022, it will be Tannehill that he’ll need to overtake. The veteran has had outstanding seasons with the Titans over the last two years and has a slew of weapons to throw to, but he can absolutely be passed if Tagovailoa is able to show out this coming season. Stay tuned.