MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Tua Tagovailoa now knows where he’ll play next, but he still doesn’t know when.
The Miami Dolphins are willing to wait - perhaps even until 2021. They took the Alabama quarterback with the fifth pick in the NFL draft, optimistic he’ll fully recover from a hip injury that ended his college career.
He says doctors have indicated he’s on schedule for a return in 2020.
General manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins are comfortable about Tagovailoa's health, despite a long injury history. Grier declined to say whether Tagovailoa is expected to participate fully in workouts whenever they begin.