As the Miami Dolphins prepare for the 2023 season, they are evaluating their roster along with the other 31 in the league to possibly find improvements.
Dolphins general manager Chris Grier and head coach Mike McDaniel have publicly backed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, saying he’ll be the starter next year as long as he’s healthy. Tagovailoa is coming off an impressive year which unfortunately resulted in multiple head injuries.
Many have speculated whether or not Miami will move on from the former first-round selection. First was Tom Brady, who the Dolphins had tampered with in the past. With his retirement, thoughts about a possible upgrade at Signal-Caller have not stopped.
An NFL executive, speaking to Mike Sando of The Athletic, mentioned Miami as a potential landing spot for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
“Mike McDaniel would probably go very well with Lamar,” said the the executive said. “Maybe a Lamar trade for Tua makes sense.”
At the moment, the Dolphins are running out of space, but they can open up a fair amount with just a few moves. However, the cost of a trade like this, even including Tagovailoa, would still require multiple first-round picks, and they don’t have any to give away this year after being stripped and trading another one.
Jackson would completely change Miami’s offense. His athleticism would allow McDaniel to do so many cool things that could translate into a better season.
Even if they are sold on Tagovailoa, the idea of trading for a former MVP must be intriguing.