Dolphins GM talks Tua, draft trade

By | January 23, 2020

Dolphins GM talks Tua, draft trade … Normally, when NFL execs have their almost mandatory talks with the media at events like this week’s Senior Bowl they say a whole lot of nothing. Miami GM Chris Grier, though, was a little more forthcoming than usual at his presser yesterday evening. On the one hand, Grier seemed to indicate that even though the Dolphins expect veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led Miami on a rather remarkable late-season surge this fall, to be back next year, that they really would like to find a good young QB. Said Grier ““We’d like to find the right guy to be the quarterback. You see how important it is around the league. We think it’s important that we find the right guy, and the leader, to be the quarterback here for a long time.” Grier also said some very positive things about Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, who he and Dolphins’ owner Steve Ross personally scouted at at least one game this past fall, although he also made it clear that he still hasn’t even met the player and that the team is still very early in the process. Perhaps most interesting, Grier was pretty open about the Dolphins possibly trading up saying that they “have more than enough ammo” to move up if needed. After their late-season rally this year, the Dolphins have the 5th pick overall at this coming April’s draft which might be a tad late to get a player like Tagovailoa, assuming he’s healthy as there are a number of other teams picking right after Miami which could also be thinking of moving up to get a QB, although none have the resources that Miami has to get it done.