Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa couldn’t be any more similar (or different)

Tua Tagovailoa #13, Jalen Hurts #2 (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Tua Tagovailoa #13, Jalen Hurts #2 (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Will Mike McDaniel take a page out of the Eagles head coach’s playbook?

The Miami Dolphins are in a similar situation to where the Eagles were this time last offseason. They’re welcoming in a new head coach with a young starting quarterback who was added during the tenure of the previous coaching regime. It’s for that reason that Mike McDaniel can attest now to what Nick Sirianni was going through a year ago.

Some aspects of their stories are dissimilar. Unlike Sirianni, Miami’s new headman doesn’t seem to share Sirianni’s views on his quarterback’s margin for error. Sure, the Dolphins have beefed up their talent and have offensive playmakers across the board, but it appears that Tagovailoa is on borrowed time.

Had Miami been all-in on Tagovailoa, it’s doubtful that they would have inked veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year deal. Bridgewater arrives in South Florida knowing that there’s a pretty good chance that he could become the starter at some point of the season.

Tua also has a bit of an injury history, and that’s another reason why Teddy’s addition will probably pay off. Tagovailoa hasn’t played the full regular-season slate of games since entering the league. If there’s any possibility of Bridgewater stepping in and Miami getting on a winning streak as a result, there’s a pretty good chance that Tua may not get his job back.