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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Kyler Murray

Speaking of evasive quarterbacks, the rumbling out of the desert is that Kyler might be happy somewhere else? He wants a new contract, and that hasn’t been offered to him yet.  Kyler is an awesome talent, not at the same level as Lamar, but the kid can flat-out play.  The major concern with Kyler is his durability and his size.

Kyler tried to turn himself into a pocket passer at the tail end of last year, but that allowed the opposing defense to sit back, as Kyler didn’t want to re-injure his shoulder.  When Kyler become a pocket QB, he wasn’t the same quarterback.    Additionally, based on his build, he is more prone to injuries than Lamar (Lamar also added 11 pounds of muscle this offseason). Add in the fact that Kyler has let it known that he wants to play major league baseball, and his career in the NFL might be a short one after.  Based on all that, it would be hard to think that someone would offer a plethora of draft picks for a short-term solution.

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So what is the best option? The Dolphins can’t and will not tank, they have too much talent on both sides of the field.  Adding Tyreek basically get’s Miami two more wins than they had last year.  What this tells everyone is that Tua has to be the solution. It’s the most ideal plan.  Use the draft capital to build around the talent that you have.   Think about this for a second, the Miami Dolphins are currently -24MM over the cap when the 2023 season starts.  Adding another huge contact such as Lamar or Kyler would mean someone gets cut, traded, or restructured.  Adding a rookie contract makes this a lot easier.