The Dolphins announced Monday that they have exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s contract. The move guarantees he will be paid $23.2 million in 2024, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer

Tagovailoa is coming off a difficult 2022 season, in which he suffered multiple head injuries, including two stints in the NFL’s concussion protocol. But Miami’s decision signifies that the franchise is committed to the young quarterback going forward despite the injury history. 

The 25-year-old appeared in 13 games this past season where he threw for 3,548 yards and 25 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. The Dolphins finished 9–8 but lost in the wild-card round to the Bills while Tagovailoa was sidelined because of concussion protocol.  

Tagovailoa is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2025 unless both sides can reach an agreement on a contract extension by then.