The AFC is loaded for the 2023 NFL season, but Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa Likes his team’s chances.
Coming off a season in which the organization made the playoffs for the first time since 2016, the Dolphins enter the season with high expectations after bolstering the defense in the offseason, trading for a six-time Pro Bowler. Jaylen Ramsey.
“I think we’re definitely legitimate contenders,” Tagovailoa told the Palm Beach Post.
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“There’s no doubt that with the guys we have on the defensive side of the ball, with the guys we have on the offensive side of the ball. And now with it being the first time as an offense, we’re coming back to understanding the plays that have already been made a little more on offense, I think. I think it can be very, very dangerous.”
Very Miami success 2023 will depend on the health of Tagovailoa, who missed five starts last season — including the playoff game at Miami — due to multiple head injuries.
Despite the injuries, Tagovailoa still managed to have his best year as a pro, throwing for 3,548 yards and 25 touchdowns with just eight interceptions.
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Wide receiver Tyreek Hillwho had 119 receptions for 1,710 yards in 2022, talked in June about how health will play a major role in Miami in 2023.
“Obviously, staying healthy. That’s the biggest thing for all of us, and it feels like a couple of injuries took us right out of where we wanted to be last year,” Hill said, per the team transcript. “So, just being healthy, being available to each other and practicing fundamentals and techniques every week and being accountable.”
While Miami is one of the better teams in the AFC, the conference and the AFC East, in particular, became more competitive during the offseason.
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With the addition of Aaron Rogersthe New York Jets have emerged as potential Super Bowl contenders, while quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson look to continue impressive careers.
Miami is sixth. Great cup According to Bet MGM, the odds in the AFC.