Tua is continuing to recover from a hip dislocation and posterior wall fracture that he suffered in mid-November. That still didn't stop the Dolphins from taking him fifth overall in April's draft. He joins Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen on the QB depth chart.
Fitzpatrick joined his former teammate in Buffalo on his podcast “What’s Next with Eric Wood” podcast and talked about how he was eager to get to work with Tua and build off last season.
“I’m excited. I’m excited that they drafted him,” Fitzpatrick said of Tagovailoa. “I’m excited because I watched him play at Alabama and he looks like he’s a pretty dynamic talent. Just in meeting him a few times, he seems like an unbelievable kid with a great head on his shoulders. He says the right things, wants to do the right things.
“So, for me, I’m his biggest cheerleader right now, but I also want to be out there playing,” Fitzpatrick added.
Fitzpatrick said he is an open book and that Tua should ask him anything. He also added that he has "zero ego."
Again, Tua figures to be the backup to at least start the season but whenever his time does come to start, his biggest cheerleader will be the man he replaces.