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How much can Tagovailoa improve in his second season?
The offseason is the best time of the year for plenty of teams throughout the National Football League. With no games, there are no losers. With no losers, every team is in Super Bowl contention.
Most in Miami are wondering if top-five pick Tua Tagovailoa will continue improving and be the guy to lead the Dolphins back to the playoffs. While the jury is out until games begin, Miami’s left-handed quarterback has shed a bit of light on what he has done to improve this offseason.
It started with pictures in the weight room and then stories came out about how often Tagovailoa worked with his wide receivers. Now, just two weeks before training camp is set to begin, Tagovailoa’s footwork was on display Tuesday afternoon.
Nick Hicks, co-owner and director of performance at per4ormsports, shared a video to Instagram of Miami’s second-year quarterback flashing some fancy footwork. It didn’t take long for the video to crack 35,000 views on Instagram and make its way to Twitter.
Tagovailoa rushed the ball 36 times in his nine starts last season. He finished with 109 yards and three touchdowns — averaging three yards per attempt.
Most are hoping that Tagovailoa will be more aggressive through the air in 2022 after averaging 6.3 yards per attempt in 2021, but the additional threat on the ground could go a long way to help Miami improve on its 25 points per game a season ago.
The Miami Dolphins, along with the rest of the teams in the NFL, are slated to begin training camp on July 27.