Miami needs to move on from Tua Tagovailoa
Listen, I get it. Some of you will pick this apart and try to find anything you can to cope with the idea that Tua Tagovailoa is not the guy. And that’s fine. You can do what you want, and if you’re okay with accepting mediocrity, that’s all good.
Some of you will explain how it’s the coaching, the weapons, the offensive line, all of it. I get it. You’ll ignore the Chiefs being a perennial playoff team, but their quarterback is always holding them back. You’ll ignore that the Bills took Allen knowing he wouldn’t be a star right away but had superstar potential.
I probably missed something, but again, I get it. You’ll have 1,000,000 excuses.
However, you can say whatever you want, and it won’t change my mind from what I see from Tagovailoa. He is not the answer, and if Miami keeps him in 2022, they are delaying the inevitable. He will always hold them back and need something else to be the guy.
The Bills and Chiefs made the playoffs and still traded for an elite quarterback. Miami can’t even make the playoffs with Tagovailoa between his below-average ability and injury-prone issues.
That’s why Miami needs to go all-in on Deshaun Watson still (pending he is cleared). Yes, it may not be the same route as the Bills and Chiefs, but it’s the same plan. Replace your bad quarterback with an elite one by using draft picks and players if you need to. Adding Watson is the most important move Miami can make this offseason.
If Watson is found guilty or cannot play in the NFL again, I think Miami’s next move is to draft Malik Willis. I think Willis has Josh Alien-like potential, and it may take a year or two, but his ceiling is 10x what Tagovailoa’s is. I also wouldn’t be opposed to getting Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, or Derek Carr.
Miami needs to upgrade at quarterback this offseason, and if they want to compete with teams like the Bills and Chiefs, they need to follow their plan: do not settle at quarterback.