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Tua Tagovailoa appears to have made 1 helpful change

Tua Tagovailoa celebrates a play

Jan 9, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) reacts after running with the football for a first down against the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa appears to have made a noteworthy change to his style of play that could pay off in the future.

Tagovailoa struggled with concussion issues for much of the 2022 season, so much so that questions were raised about his playing future. However, it appears Tagovailoa has done some work during the offseason to try to avoid hits to the head. It showed in Saturday’s preseason game against Houston, as Tagovailoa took a hit and rolled to the ground instead of risking a hit to the head.

Believe it or not, this was a clear focus for Tagovailoa during the offseason. He went as far as to learn Jiu-Jitsu to try to better protect himself when going to the turf, which almost certainly came into play here.

Health seems to be the only thing holding Tagovailoa back from becoming a star. He was on his way to a breakout campaign before injuries took their toll in 2022, and even then, he still threw for 3,548 yards and 25 touchdowns on the year.

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