Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa says he briefly considered retiring from the NFL after suffering multiple concussions. During the 2022-23 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins quarterback suffered two confirmed concussions and a suspected third during the regular season. He missed the end of the regular season and the team’s NFL Playoff game because of the last concussion. While he has been cleared by medical staff to resume football, it seems that the concussions have weighed heavily on the quarterback. For now, the Miami quarterback has decided to continue playing in the NFL.
Tua Tagovailoa says he discussed the idea of retiring from football after the season with family but he decided to keep playing. He says this is his health and life. He thinks this is what’s best for him & his family. pic.twitter.com/6LfHd1RxwA
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) April 19, 2023
This past season with the Miami Dolphins despite missing some games, Tua Tagovailoa completed 259 passes for 3,548 yards, 25 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He also rushed the ball 24 times for 70 yards and zero rushing touchdowns. The Miami Dolphins quarterback is just 25 years old and should have plenty of football left in him. That being said his current and long-term health is the primary concern for him and his family. Medical staff believes that he is in no danger of long-term injuries and that he is not more prone to concussions at this time. With Miami loading up for next season, his focus will be returning to football and being a competitive team next season.