Tua Tagovailoa addresses claim that he can't throw deep

There is skepticism regarding Tagovailoa's arm strength.

by Dzevad Mesic
Tua Tagovailoa addresses claim that he can't throw deep

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw two bombs to Tyreek Hill in practice and afterward addressed those doubt who his arm strength. This offseason, the Dolphins signed All-Pro wide receiver Hill. Hill is one of the most explosive wide receivers in the NFL but some doubt he could be as productive with Tagovailoa as he was with Patrick Mahomes.

In practice, Tagovailoa found Hill for 45 and 55-yard receptions. "Yeah, if you've seen the third-to-the-last play we had -- I don't know if I could throw the ball downfield still, but by my account, I think that might have been a touchdown to Tyreek," Tagovailoa said after practice, per ESPN.

"If not, then we scored two plays after that to Tyreek. So you know, however you want to write down any of that to social media or whatever outlets you guys are with."

Tagovailoa confident in his ability

In an interview with Muscle & Fitness magazine, Tagovailoa suggested he didn't really have much of a chance to sling it down the field under the previous coach Brian Flores.

New Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is preparing Tagovailoa for a much-aggressive playcalling and the former fifth overall pick is looking forward to seeing what he can do in 2022. "I have seen some improvements on being able to push the ball down the field once again," Tagovailoa said.

"I honestly think it's just practice. I wasn't really able to push the ball down the field last year because we didn't have plays specifically to push the ball down the field. A lot of plays that were called last year were meant for one person.

Either this person is open or the play might be dead. It's a little different now. My second year was different than my rookie year and this year will be different than last year with how we go about doing things. I definitely feel a lot more confident being able to push the ball down the field. It's going to be exciting."