Tua Tagovailoa

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Dolphins, QB Age: 23-334d Exp: Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#5 overall), 2020 College: Alabama Agent(s): Leigh Steinberg, Chris Cabott (Steinberg Sports & Entertainment)

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  • Current Contract

    Tua Tagovailoa signed a 4 year, $30,275,438 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $19,578,500 signing bonus, $30,275,438 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,568,860. In 2022, Tagovailoa will earn a base salary of $895,000 and a roster bonus of $2,467,313, while carrying a cap hit of $8,256,938 and a dead cap value of $17,890,032.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $30,275,438
    Signing Bonus $19,578,500
    Average Salary $7,568,860
    Total Guarantees $30,275,438
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,275,438
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 22 $610,000 $4,894,625 - $5,504,625 $30,275,438 $20,250,979($20,250,979)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $30,275,438 2020 Cap Savings: $-24,770,813 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $19,578,500 2020 Cap Savings: $-14,073,875 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $15,591,563 2021 Dead Cap: $14,683,875 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,086,938 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,894,625 2021 Dead Cap: $14,683,875 2020 Cap Savings: $610,000
    2021 Contract details by year 23 $780,000 $4,894,625 $1,206,156 $6,880,781 $24,770,813 $1,986,156($22,237,135)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $24,770,813 2021 Cap Savings: $-17,890,032 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $14,683,875 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,803,094 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $14,981,563 2022 Dead Cap: $9,789,250 2021 Cap Savings: $-8,100,782 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,894,625 2022 Dead Cap: $9,789,250 2021 Cap Savings: $1,986,156
    2022 Contract details by year 24 $895,000 $4,894,625 $2,467,313 $8,256,938 $17,890,032 $3,362,313($25,599,448)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $17,890,032 2022 Cap Savings: $-9,633,094 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $9,789,250 2022 Cap Savings: $-1,532,312 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $12,995,407 2023 Dead Cap: $4,894,625 2022 Cap Savings: $-4,738,469 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,894,625 2023 Dead Cap: $4,894,625 2022 Cap Savings: $3,362,313
    2023 Contract details by year 25 $1,010,000 $4,894,625 $3,728,469 $9,633,094 $9,633,094 $4,738,469($30,337,917)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $9,633,094 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,894,625 2023 Cap Savings: $4,738,469 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $9,633,094 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,894,625 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $4,738,469
    2024 Contract details by year 26 - - - - - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Fully Guaranteed
    • 5th-year option available
    • Roster Bonuses paid in training camp (guaranteed)
    • Offsets available
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $610,000 $19,578,500 - - - - $62,479 $20,250,979
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $780,000 - $1,206,156 - - - - $1,986,156
    2 seasons $1,390,000 $19,578,500 $1,206,156 - - - $62,479 $22,237,135
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $895,000 - $2,467,313 - - - - $3,362,313
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,010,000 - $3,728,469 - - - - $4,738,469
    $3,295,000 $19,578,500 $7,401,938 - - - $62,479 $30,337,917
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,390,000 $19,578,500 $1,206,156 - - - $62,479 $22,237,135
  • Transactions

    May 11 2020Signed a 4 year $30.275 million contract with Miami (MIA)
    Apr 23 2020Drafted by Miami (MIA): Round 1 (#5 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Tua Tagovailoa ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 MIA 14 13 12 777 67.3 388 263 67.8 2653 204.08 16 10 90.07 42 128 3 9 180.92
    2020 MIA 15 10 8 572 53.6 290 186 64.1 1814 181.40 11 5 87.05 36 109 3 1 135.46
    Totals 29 23 20 1,349 - 678 449 66.2 4,467 194.22 27 15 - 78 237 6 10 316.38