Dolphins pick up Tua Tagovailoa's fifth-year option

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Tua Tagovailoa's fifth-year option with the Miami Dolphins has been picked up by the team.

The 25-year-old quarterback saw his 2022 season derailed by numerous concussions, but the Dolphins remain committed to the 2020 fifth overall pick.

Tagovailoa's fifth year will guarantee him $23.2million in 2023.

In 13 games in 2022, Tagovailoa threw for 3,548 yards and 25 touchdowns, both career-highs for the former Alabama star.

The Dolphins went 8-1 in the first nine games started by Tagovailoa last season, however, they lost four in a row between Weeks 13 and 16 before he missed the final two games of the regular season and the playoff defeat to the Buffalo Bills with a concussion.

Tagovailoa's overall record as a starter for Miami stands at 21-13.