The Miami Dolphins are reportedly ready to move on from former first-round pick Ryan Tannehill and are eyeing their quarterback of the future.
Spoiler alert: that signal caller won't be from this year's draft class.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is enamored with Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and the goal is to get a high draft pick in 2020 in order to select him. The belief is if the Dolphins don't secure that high selection, it will be viewed as a disappointment.
While Ross likes Tagovailoa, the Dolphins are also fans of Justin Herbert of the Oregon Ducks, who will no doubt be a top prospect in the 2020 draft as well.
The Dolphins have reportedly told head coaching candidates during interviews they need to be patient, because they plan on rebuilding the team. New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores appears to have no issue with that plan, as he's expected to officially accept the head coaching job following Super Bowl LIII.
Amid Ross saying he fired Gase because "I think Adam wants to win now," here are some things to keep in mind with Dolphins' rebuilding plan and a mindset change we all need to make for 2019: https://t.co/hzDdUFYLVM— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 30, 2019
It's unknown if Ross or the Dolphins would jump at the opportunity in this upcoming draft if Dwayne Haskins or Kyler Murray were to miraculously fall to them at No. 13.
However, this year's quarterback class is not as highly coveted as the one in 2020, which will be headlined by Tagovailoa, Herbert, Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason.
While the Dolphins will refuse to admit they're tanking, the "Tank for Tua" campaign will officially take place at the start of the new league year.