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The Miami Dolphins are facing a dilemma regarding the future of current starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as he heads into the fifth year of his rookie contract after the Dolphins exercised their fifth-year option on his contract. That leaves the details of his future with the team a little bit uncertain – but it sounds like the team does indeed want him around for the long run.

The Dolphins could attempt to sign Tua Tagovailoa to a long-term contract before his current one runs out or they could allow the contract to run its course and make use of a franchise tag. Regardless of what they choose to do, Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier announced that the team does plan to have Tagovailoa around for the long run.

“The goal is to have him here long-term and playing at a high level,” Grier said according to Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald. “So that’s always the goal and we’ll continue and we’ll communicate with him throughout the offseason.”

Tagovailoa is coming off of the best season of his career in which he led the entire league with 4,624 passing yards while also completing a career-high 69.3 percent of his passes, all while staying healthy and starting every single game for the Dolphins this season.

[Miami Herald]