The Miami Dolphins are aiming high for the 2023 season, and they’re hoping to go where they haven’t been in a long time: to the Super Bowl.
They have new talent in the form of veteran star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and there is speculation that they are interested in adding star running back Dalvin Cook, currently a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
But the Dolphins’ hopes largely rest on the shoulders of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and his ability to stay healthy.
Head coach Mike McDaniel says he has been the team’s most consistent player during spring workouts, according to Adam Beasley.
Mike McDaniel stated that Tua Tagovailoa has been the Dolphins’ most consistent performer during spring ball.
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) June 7, 2023
Tagovailoa had some breakout campaigns last season, his third in the NFL.
He threw for 3,548 yards and 25 touchdowns while leading the league in passer rating and touchdown rate percentage.
However, Tagovailoa suffered multiple injuries that limited him to 13 games, and following his latest injury, he remained in concussion protocol for several weeks.
As a result, he was not able to play in Miami’s wild card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills, a game they lost by only three points.
As long as Tagovailoa stays healthy and continues to improve, they should have an explosive offense, as they boast two of the best wide receivers in the game in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
Furthermore, with the addition of Ramsey, their defense should improve significantly.
Last season, the Dolphins’ pass defense was very poor, as they ranked 26th in passing touchdowns and 27th in passing yards.
Dolphins show off Jalen Ramsey in new uniform