Tua Tagovailoa Goal #3: Lead the Miami Dolphins to the playoffs
There is no question that Tagovailoa’s job is on the line in 2022, but what exactly he has to do in order to earn the right to return is certainly debatable. Does it have to do with statistical output? Perhaps he’ll have to simply “not suck”.
But if there is one thing that will almost certainly allow him to continue his time in Miami, it will be leading the Dolphins to an elusive playoff appearance. Fans as well as the ownership are starved for success, as the team has been stuck in mediocrity for nearly an entire generation.
While a Super Bowl is obviously the goal, a playoff appearance would be a huge step in the right direction. McDaniel being a first-year head coach means that the odds are against Miami in qualifying for the postseason in such a stacked AFC, but if Tagovailoa is able to do enough to get the team there, then he could be seen as the quarterback fit for the future of the team.
Narrowly missing out on the playoffs has become a theme for the Miami Dolphins over the last couple of seasons, and making the post season should be Tua Tagovailoa’s most important base goal for 2022.