Keyshawn Johnson not sold on Tua Tagovailoa as Dolphins long-term QB

The Miami Dolphins have actually come a long method because losing 7 of their very first 8 video games of the 2021 season.

Ever Since, they’ve rattled off 5 straight wins and are simply a number of recover of remaining in factor to consider for the playoffs. While the defense has actually gotten the most credit for the turn-around, as they should, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has actually had some strong efficiencies too.

However, Tagovailoa’s four straight games with a passer rating of at least 104 don’t have everyone buying in just yet. On ESPN’s “Keyshawn, JWill, and Max,” Keyshawn Johnson warned Miami to not fall for these efficiencies.

“Look, whatever you do, don’t be a prisoner of the moment with Tua Tagovailoa at the quarterback spot,” Johnson said. “I know he’s played decent of late, but remember you had issue with him at the quarterback spot since you drafted him. You didn’t want to start him. You had [Ryan] Fitzpatrick. Then all of a sudden you made a play for Deshaun Watson. Don’t all of a sudden think that this is going to be the long-term answer and solution for you playing against the New York Giants.”

Johnson’s belief here is, essentially, that the Dolphins can’t change their mind on the quarterback position. Despite seeing quarterbacks struggle early in their careers and figure it out as they adjust to the level of competition at the NFL level, Johnson says that Miami should continue looking for the quarterback of the future.

It’s not clear whether or not Tagovailoa is the franchise guy yet. He might keep growing, or he might’ve already reached his ceiling. He’s started just 17 video games in simply under 2 seasons. That’s prematurely to end.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.