Emmanuel Acho firmly believes Tua Tagovailoa deserves to reset the quarterback market

Acho has no issue with the Dolphins paying Tagovailoa a hefty check.

Emmanuel Acho firmly believes Tua Tagovailoa deserves to reset the quarterback market

Emmanuel Acho asserted Tua Tagovalioa deserves an extension (Image via IMAGO)

Tua Tagovailoa’s surprising weight loss may have subsided the underlying question of when the Miami Dolphins are going to pay their quarterback. Yet, most NFL fans would argue the question is not about the timing, it’s about should the Dolphins pay him or not.

Tyreek Hill does not doubt that Tagovailoa deserves to earn a big paycheck. Hill’s words rippled through the NFL Twitter and found Emmanuel Acho who believes the same. The host of FS1’s Speak backed the 26-year-old to reset the quarterback market.

He’s [Tua Tagovailoa] shown you that he has to be able to reset the market. And quarterbacks who have done less, [they] reset the market. I won’t question if he does as well.
Emmanuel Acho said in a recent segment of the show

Perhaps Acho was arrowing in on two possible quarterbacks. The first one, Jared Goff, finally had a good season in Detroit Lions colors, winning the divisional title for the first time in 30 years. Goff bagged a massive 4-year $212 extension with $170 million guaranteed.

The other player could be Justin Herbert. The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to a 5-year $262 million ($52 million a year) for a quarterback who has experienced more losses compared to wins and has played only a single postseason game in 4 years.

Can the Dolphins pay Tua Tagovailoa?

If they are certain the 26-year-old is their franchise quarterback, then it’s only natural to secure his long-term services without any delay. However, is he good enough to win a Super Bowl?

Emmanuel Acho firmly believes Tua Tagovailoa deserves to reset the quarterback market
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in OTAs (Image via IMAGO)

The Alabama graduate has definitely shown potential. 2023 could be marked as his breakout year racking a career-high 388 completions for 4624 yards and 29 touchdowns with a passer rating of 101.5 and a completion percentage of 69.3.

Despite the numbers, the Dolphins fumbled at the first hurdle in the postseason. Not only that, but they went 1-6 against teams with a .500 record. He has also suffered from frequent injuries, missing out on a total of 11 games in the first three years.

This begs the question should the Dolphins take the gamble or eye for a trade? Star cornerback Jalen Ramsay, however, shouted on social media in support of Tagovailoa earlier this year.

If the Dolphins are serious about an extension, then it will cost them around the region between $50 to $55 million, excluding the possibility of the Cowboys paying Dak Prescott before them.

I think Miami's got to find that sweet spot of, what do they pay him and make him happy, yet not make him the No. 1 [highest-paid] overall.
an NFL Front Office Executive well versed in the situation said last month to ESPN.com

Tua currently earns around $23.1 million which occupies 9% of the Dolphins’ salary cap space. Moreover, they have to deal with negotiating an improved contract with Tyreek Hill who already counts 12% of the space per Spotrac. Dolphins have a total of $18.5 million in reserve with more than $29 million in dead cap, which could increase later on.

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