The Miami Dolphins Don’t Name QB Tua Tagovailoa A Captain

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Tua Tagovailoa isn’t a captain of the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins announced the team’s captains Wednesday, and the franchise’s starting quarterback wasn’t among them. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

In the NFL and at the college level, it’s very rare for a starting QB to not be named a captain.

Should people read into this situation a ton? Probably not, but we all know they will. Add in the fact there’s plenty of trade chatter about Deshaun Watson wanting to come to Miami, and Tua not being a captain will be put under a microscope.

What it does tell me is that the second-year quarterback likely hasn’t completely won over the locker room.

If he had, then there’d be no reason to not name him a captain.


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This feels like a make-it-or-break-it year for Tua, despite the fact it’s only his second season in the NFL. It feels like people are starting to lose faith in him as a franchise QB.

The fact he wasn’t named a captain certainly won’t tamp down concerns.


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All that matters is how Tua plays on Sundays. If he goes out and dominates, then people will quickly forget he’s not a captain. However, if he struggles like he did in 2020, then expect the criticism to only get louder!