Miami Dolphins Hope Quarterback Tagovailoa Can Return in Wildcard Round

The Miami Dolphins earned the AFC's final Wildcard with their 11-6 win over the New York Jets in Week 18, but they'll need to be a much stronger team than they were on Sunday if they're going to stand a chance against the Buffalo Bills in the Wildcard round. Thankfully, reinforcements may be coming. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Dolphins are holding out hope that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be available to make his playoff debut this coming Sunday.

Tagovailoa missed the final two games of the regular season after being diagnosed with his second concussion of the season following the Dolphins' Week 16 26-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He ended his year averaging 272.9 passing yards per game with a league-best 105.5 passer rating across 13 appearances.

If available, Tagovailoa should give the Dolphins their best chance against the Bills this week; he combined for 420 passing yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions in a 21-19 win and 32-29 loss in their two matchups this year. The Dolphins averaged 25.5 points per game with Tagovailoa as their starter this season and 16.3 points per game without him.

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