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Tua Tagovailoa is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, but it sounds like the team is committed to signing him to a long-term contract extension and those talks are progressing positively.

During his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday, Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel gave an update on the ongoing contract negotiations between Tua Tagovailoa and the team, making it clear that he is “very encouraged” by the progress the two sides have made.

“Both his representation and our organization are hard at work,” McDaniel said according to Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald. “Those timelines are impossible to predict. My main concern this offseason has been communicating what Tua needs from his head coach and his offensive coaching staff, which is what things can we identify to continue the progression of your game the same way that we have since Day One.”

Tagovailoa had the best season of his career in 2023 as he led the Dolphins to a playoff berth with an 11-6 record during the regular season. We’ll have to see how the continues to develop over the next few years as it seems clear that the Dolphins are committed to having him as their starter.

[Miami Herald]