Next season is a contract year for Tagovailoa, who was drafted by the Dolphins with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Through four seasons, Tagovailoa has thrown for 12,639 yards, 81 touchdowns, and 37 interceptions and was named to the Pro Bowl for his 2023 efforts. He’s taken a noticeable step forward in his two seasons under head coach Mike McDaniel and led all qualified passers in yards per attempt (8.9) and touchdown rate (6.3 percent) in 2022. As ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques points out, Dolphins GM Chris Grier hinted at the potential extension after the team’s loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card Round. Given his recent production and the fact he is on a contract year, we’d expect Tagovailoa and the Dolphins to have a new deal in place before the start of the season.