Dolphins Could Be Potential Aaron Rodgers Trade Destination

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NFL Analysis Network

This offseason is going to be an important one for the Miami Dolphins that could impact the franchise for years to come. They have to decide whether or not Tua Tagovailoa is their long-term answer at the quarterback position.

This discussion isn’t being had because of a lack of production. Tagovailoa was excellent this season, setting numerous career highs and leading the NFL in multiple statistics as well. The biggest obstacle facing Tagovailoa is his health.

The Alabama product started 13 games this season but there could be long-term concerns as he suffered two documented concussions this season. That number could very easily be higher as the debate over his condition following a hit from Matt Milano of the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 led to the NFL changing their rules about concussions during the season.

The second documented concussion was suffered against the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Day. Tagovailoa didn’t leave the game, however, as he didn’t exhibit symptoms until the following day. That was the last time this season he was on the field as he wasn’t cleared to return after that.

His long-term health is something that will need to be figured out this off-season. Miami remains committed to him, but it would not be a surprise if they had a contingency plan in place as well. Could that contingency plan include his Christmas Day counterpart, Aaron Rodgers?

The Dolphins were listed as one of the potential landing spots for the future Hall of Famer and it would make a lot of sense for him to land in South Beach. There were times this season when the Dolphins looked like one of the best teams in the NFL as Mike McDaniel had a great first season as head coach.

This would be a very appealing roster for Rodgers to join given the weapons that they have in place. Any quarterback would love to have Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle as targets at wide receiver. If Miami can upgrade its defense this offseason, it would be in business for the 2023 season with consistent health at the quarterback position.

Without a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, as it was forfeited as part of their punishment for tampering with Tom Brady, the Dolphins would have to dip into future draft capital to get a deal done. But, given the current state of the roster, Miami could be Super Bowl contenders bringing in Rodgers should Tagovailoa not be a long-term answer for the franchise any longer.

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