5 quarterbacks the Carolina Panthers could trade for in 2023
By Dean Jones
Carolina Panthers could trade for Tua Tagovailoa
The Miami Dolphins could not have done more to help Tua Tagovailoa this offseason. They have invested heavily in their offensive line – which was the league’s worst in 2021 – and also got one of the NFL’s most dynamic playmakers in the form of Tyreek Hill for good measure.
Trading for the ex-Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver has increased expectations significantly. Miami also has a nice enough defense to call upon, so it’s likely to come down to whether or not Tagovailoa can take a huge leap forward in 2022.
Much has been made about the former Alabama standout’s durability, which is suspect but should improve behind better protection. Perhaps most concerning of all is a perceived lack of arm strength, so head coach Mike McDaniel will need to come up with a plan that maximizes his playmakers and also limits risks from Tagovailoa.
The AFC is immensely competitive and the Dolphins are situated in a division that includes the Buffalo Bills. Tagovailoa has a huge task on his hands and if he fails to deliver, then the Dolphins might opt to go in a different direction.
Whether the Carolina Panthers would bet on Tagovailoa in this scenario is unclear. But it’s something they have done before and could be willing to do again.