Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins, Quarterback
Age: 26-143d (Mar 02, 1998)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Alabama
Drafted: Round 1 (#5 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Austin Lyman, Ryan Williams (Athletes First)
2024 Cap Hit

$23,171,000

2024 Cash

$23,171,000

Career Earnings

$30,337,917

2020-2024 Rookie (CURRENT)

Tua Tagovailoa signed a 4 year , $30,275,438 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including $19,578,500 signing bonus, $30,275,438 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,568,860. In 2024, Tagovailoa will earn a base salary of $23,171,000, while carrying a cap hit of $23,171,000 and a dead cap value of $23,171,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $30,275,438
Average Salary:
$7,568,860
Signing Bonus:
$19,578,500
GTD at Sign:
$30,275,438
Total GTD:
$30,275,438
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2020 22 $5,504,625 2.78% $20,250,979 $20,250,979 $30,275,438
2021 23 $6,880,781 3.77% $1,986,156 $22,237,135 $24,770,813
2022 24 $8,256,938 3.97% $3,362,313 $25,599,448 $17,890,032
2023 25 $9,633,094 4.29% $4,738,469 $30,337,917 $32,804,094
2024 26
Club
$23,171,000 9.07% $23,171,000 $53,508,917 $23,171,000
2025 27
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2020 22 $610,000 $4,894,625 - $5,504,625 2.78% $30,275,438
2021 23 $780,000 $4,894,625 $1,206,156 $6,880,781 3.77% $24,770,813
2022 24 $895,000 $4,894,625 $2,467,313 $8,256,938 3.97% $17,890,032
2023 25 $1,010,000 $4,894,625 $3,728,469 $9,633,094 4.29% $32,804,094
2024 26
Club
$23,171,000 - - $23,171,000 9.07% $23,171,000
2025 27
UFA
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2020 22 $610,000 $19,578,500 - $20,250,979 $20,250,979 $20,250,979 $10,701,783
2021 23 $780,000 - $1,206,156 $1,986,156 $22,237,135 $11,118,568 $8,314,485
2022 24 $895,000 - $2,467,313 $3,362,313 $25,599,448 $8,533,149 $10,423,927
2023 25 $1,010,000 - $3,728,469 $4,738,469 $30,337,917 $7,584,479 $13,954,735
2024 26
Club
$23,171,000 - - $23,171,000 $53,508,917 $10,701,783 $23,171,000
Contract Notes
  • Fully Guaranteed
  • 5th-year option available
  • Roster Bonuses paid in training camp (guaranteed)
  • Offsets available
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
Career Earnings thru 2024

$30,337,917

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 22
Active
$20,250,979
$20,250,979
2021 23
Active
$1,986,156
$22,237,135
2022 24
Active
$3,362,313
$25,599,448
2023 25
Active
$4,738,469
$30,337,917
Afc Pro Bowl:QB
Total      
$30,337,917
$30,337,917
2024 26
Active / Club Exercised
$23,171,000
Total
$53,508,917
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
22
$610,000
$19,578,500
$62,479
$20,250,979
$20,250,979
2021
23
$780,000
$1,206,156
$1,986,156
$22,237,135
2022
24
$895,000
$2,467,313
$3,362,313
$25,599,448
2023
25
$1,010,000
$3,728,469
$4,738,469
$30,337,917
Total
$3,295,000
$19,578,500
$7,401,938
$62,479
$30,337,917
$30,337,917
2024
26
$23,171,000
$23,171,000
Total
$26,466,000
$19,578,500
$7,401,938
$62,479
$53,508,917

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,295,000 $19,578,500 $7,401,938 - - $62,479 $30,337,917

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 MIA 3 - 5 Ribs
  • Mar 20, 2023 Miami (MIA) exercised a $23.17M 5th-year option for 2024
  • May 11, 2020 Signed a 4 year $30.275 million contract with Miami (MIA)
  • Apr 23, 2020 Drafted by Miami (MIA): Round 1 (#5 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Attempts Pass Completions Pass Completion % Pass Yards Pass Yards/Gm Pass Touchdowns Pass Interceptions Pass Rating Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Touchdowns Fum
2023 MIA 17 16 993 94.90 560 388 69.3 4,624 272.0 29 14 101.07 35 74 0 13
2022 MIA 13 13 705 66.70 400 259 64.8 3,548 272.9 25 8 105.50 24 70 0 6
2021 MIA 13 12 777 80.50 388 263 67.8 2,653 204.1 16 10 90.07 42 128 3 9
2020 MIA 10 8 572 53.60 290 186 64.1 1,814 181.4 11 5 87.05 36 109 3 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 4 years, $210,364,592
  • Avg. Salary: $52,591,148
  • NFL Rank: 3
  • QB Rank: 3

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2025
  • Avg. Salary: $7,568,860
  • NFL Rank: 286
  • QB Rank: 31

Comparable Players

We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Tua Tagovailoa to.

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Joe Burrow 5 $275,000,000 $55,000,000 26
Trevor Lawrence 5 $275,000,000 $55,000,000 24
Jalen Hurts 5 $255,000,000 $51,000,000 24
Lamar Jackson 5 $260,000,000 $52,000,000 26
Averages 5 $266,250,000 $53,250,000 25.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Tagovailoa's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
4 $213,470,588 $53,367,647

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Tagovailoa statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Pass Yds/Gm, Pass TD/Gm, Pass INT/Gm, Pass Comp%, Pass Rat, Rush Yds/Gm, GP/Yr, Rating

Player GP% Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD/Gm Pass INT/Gm Pass Comp% Pass Rat Rush Yds/Gm GP/Yr Rating
Joe Burrow
2021-2022
96.97 283.94 2.16 0.81 69.35 104.52 11.72 16.00 91.20
Trevor Lawrence
2022-2023
100.00 246.33 1.39 0.67 65.95 91.85 19.09 16.50 78.55
Jalen Hurts
2021-2022
88.24 228.17 1.27 0.50 63.90 94.37 51.47 15.00 83.35
Lamar Jackson
2021-2022
70.59 213.50 1.38 0.83 63.35 89.02 63.79 12.00 77.70
Average 88.95 242.99 1.55 0.70 65.64 94.94 36.52 14.88 82.70
Tua Tagovailoa
2022-2023
90.91 272.40 1.80 0.73 67.05 103.28 4.80 15.00 85.15
Pct Change 2.20 12.10 16.13 -4.29 2.15 8.78 -86.86 0.81 2.96
Median Prime % Change 2.20%
Average Prime % Change -5.11%

Calculated Market Value: Tua Tagovailoa

After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

Terms Avg. Salary
4 years, $210,364,592 $52,591,148
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