Tua Tagovailoa will be Miami Dolphins' quarterback rest of season, coach Brian Flores says

Brian Flores claims that he doesn’t pay attention to rumors, and that he views Tua Tagovailoa the quarterback for the Dolphins. (0:43).
MIAMI -- Dolphins coach Brian Flores responded to speculation that the Dolphins are in the market for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Wilson. He once again declared the Dolphins' commitment towards Tua Tagovailoa.

Flores stated that "I believe I've repeated this many times: 'Tua' is our quarterback." "I don’t get into rumors, speculation -- Tua’s our quarterback. ... I am focused on our team, but I'm also focused on Tua, our quarterback.

Flores also publicly supported Tagovailoa Wednesday, and the Dolphins' QB said that he is confident in his team’s faith in him. Flores was asked Friday to explain that commitment, specifically whether he could say definitively that Tagovailoa would be Miami's starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2021 season.

Flores replied, "Barring injury? Yes."

Tagovailoa has been enjoying the best stretch in his career. He completed 75% of his passes during his last two games, for 620 yards and 6 touchdowns, as well as 3 interceptions. However, Miami is currently on a six-game losing streak that has led to speculation about a possible trade of Watson.

There are 22 lawsuits against Watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behaviour. This makes trading for Watson difficult. Watson told the Texans that he would waive his No-Trade Clause for Miami, but he has not done so for any other teams.

Tagovailoa was drafted by the Dolphins at No. He will be playing against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, November 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM.