By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
Tua Tagovailoa has never made excuses for his up-and-down performances as the starting quarterback of the Miami Dolphins. And after today, he cant.
The Dolphins today acquired Tyreek Hill, one of the NFL’s fastest and most dangerous receivers. The Kansas City Chiefs traded Hill to Miami in exchange for a bevy of draft picks. The Dolphins then inked Hill to a four-year, $120 million contract extension ($72.2 million guaranteed). Hill, who once posted a 40-yard time of 4.29, was a 3x First-Team All-Pro selection with the Chiefs. Next to tight end Travis Kelce, Hill was Patrick Mahomes’ most reliable weapon. Best of all, at age 28, Hill is just hitting his prime. Hill will now pair with first-year rookie Jaylen Waddle to form one of the league’s most dynamic receiving duos. As a rookie in 2021, Waddle gathered in 104 receptions for 1,015 yards and six TDs.
Last week, the Dolphins signed another young receiver, Cedrick Wilson, who is coming off a breakout season with the Dallas Cowboys. The team also brought in Chase Edmonds, a versatile running back who played four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.
Just as importantly, Miami also signed 3x Pro Bowl offensive tackle Terron Armstead to protect Tagovailoa. The five-year deal is worth up to $87.5 million.
These acquisitions have led Bleacher Report’s Gary Davenport to opine: ”If Tagovailoa can’t succeed with the supporting cast that the Dolphins have placed around him in 2022, then he just might not have the goods.”
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