Roster Moves | We have activated quarterback Tua Tagovailoa off injured reserve. We have also elevated wide receiver Isaiah Ford and wide receiver Kirk Merritt for Sunday’s game.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) October 16, 2021
Miami plans to start Tagovailoa in Week 6 after Jacoby Brissett filled in for him while he was out.
Tagovailoa, 23, was selected with the No. 5 overall pick out of Alabama in 2020 by the Dolphins. He signed a four-year, $30,275,438 rookie contract that included a $19,578,501 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Dolphins to pick up for the 2024 season.
In 2021, Tagovailoa has started two games and completed 17-31 pass attempts (54.8 percent) for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He’s also rushed for a touchdown.