After the Miami Dolphins selected Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth choice in the NFL Draft on April 23, the former Alabama quarterback signed a four-year, $30.275 million contract that included a team option for a fifth season and a $19.6 million signing bonus.
After purchasing a Cadillac Escalade for his mother, Tagovailoa has brought something for himself with his NFL bonanza. Tagovailoa paid $1.65 million for a lakefront home in Davie, Florida, reported realdeal.com, which covers South Florida real-estate news.
The 5,249-square-foot, multi-level house has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, three-car garage and pool on an 0.8-acre lot. The house is about a 10- to 15-minute commute to Baptist Health Training Facility, the Dolphins’ headquarters.
Miami is holding its training camp at the facility in preparation for the 2020 season, which kicks off for the Dolphins on Sept. 13 against the New England Patriots.
Tagovailoa is competing with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen to set the depth chart at quarterback for Miami.
Fitzpatrick started 13 games for the Dolphins in 2019, and he’s preparing for his 16th NFL season.
The 10th player picked in the 2018 NFL Draft, Rosen started the third, fourth and fifth games for Miami in 2019. The Dolphins obtained Rosen for two 2020 draft picks after he started 13 games for the Arizona Cardinals as a rookie.
In his most recent game, Tagovailoa sustained a dislocated hip and posterior wall fracture on Nov. 16 in an SEC contest against Mississippi State.
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @AMarkG1.