Friday update: To make things official, Tagovailoa has been ruled out for this weekend. Skylar Thompson will get the start with Teddy Bridgewater will be his backup with his finger injury limiting him.
Wednesday Update: Tagovailoa has been ruled OUT for the Wild Card game against the Bills, per Cameron Wolfe. He hasn’t cleared protocols, and the team is preparing for rookie Skylar Thompson to start.
Monday update: Tagovailoa has not yet been cleared for non-contact throwing by the NFL’s medical professionals.
Tua Tagovailoa has not be cleared for non-contact throwing yet though Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel notes he’s seen the QB post himself “sweating.”— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) January 9, 2023
McDaniel hopes to have more clarity on Tua & other injured QBs on Wednesday. But won’t do anything until Tua is medically cleared.
The status of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be a subject of interest this week, as the Dolphins prepare to take on the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs. Tagovailoa has dealt with multiple concussions this season, with the latest not getting diagnosed until after the game when the coaches noticed he had gaps in his memory. Tagovailoa hasn’t been able to play the last two weeks and the official line will remain that they can’t look ahead as they take it day-to-day.
We aren’t going to get much out of the Dolphins, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter says he believes the team is hoping Tagovailoa can play in the first round. That would mean the team hasn’t shut him down for the season. So, there is a chance he can play.
Fantasy impact: Tua Tagovailoa (concusssion)
The Dolphins have a better offense when Tagovailoa is in there, so if he can play, it would be a boon for the overall offensive numbers. We’ll just have to wait to see if he can practice this week.