Miami Dolphins 2023 quarterback options are scary if Tua can’t succeed

Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Even with the draft capital of 5 picks in the first round, it’s hard to believe that any of those ten teams noted, will look to trade with Miami.  Why would they? They are both looking for a potential franchise quarterback.  The only draft solution for Miami would be twofold:

Trade with Jaguars or Jets

A trade with the Jets would be almost impossible.  Simply due to the fact that these two teams play in the same division. If the Jets would be able to secure a top 10 pick that would also mean that Zach Wilson might actually not live up to his hype of being selected 2nd overall.  Or, they want to give Zach the same treatment that Tua has received and not quit after two seasons.

The Jags might be the best option. Here is what we know.  Doug Pederson, inherited this team and officially doesn’t have ties to Trevor Lawrence, if the Jags struggle this season could a trade of picks be an option to acquire Trevor Lawerence?

Just an idea.  We know that Lawrence doesn’t have the health concerns that Tua has and has an elite arm.  Is this a quarterback that fits into the Mike McDaniel playbook – yes.  He’s mobile, can escape the pocket and has a live arm.

On the flip side, if they want to keep Lawrence, they can continue to add more weapons around him and build the foundation that they have started.  Adding more draft capital and rookie contracts make sense for a team that is in the middle of rebuilding.  A lot will depend on their position in the draft, but if Pederson makes a bold statement stating that Lawrence is our QB, Miami will not be the only team that is calling the Jags about a potential move up.