February 20, 2024

Tua Tagovailoa joins Darius Rucker on stage with guitar for ‘Wagon Wheel’

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Tua Tagovailoa can definitely carry a tune as he joined Darius Rucker on stage in Las Vegas.

No, the Miami Dolphins quarterback is not the halftime entertainment nor is he playing in the Big Game this year. Maybe next season with that high powered offensive attack.

For now, Tagovailoa showed off what he can do on the mic and with an acoustic guitar. Enjoy the sounds of Tagovailoa and Rucker singing “Wagon Wheel.”

If you’re not jamming to that song when Rucker sings it on stage, you’re not ‘L-I-V-I-N.’ All kidding aside, at least Tagovailoa is having a good time and the crowd seemed to enjoy this live rendition of the classic song. 

Perhaps this is Tagovailoa’s career when he is done with football in the future. Why not pay to see him sing and jam out?

Report: Tua Tagovailoa to sign contract extension in offseason

Speaking of his career, Tagovailoa is expected to sign a contract extension with the Dolphins this offseason, keeping him in Miami long term.

“There’s been communication,” Tagovailoa told ESPN Friday at the Pro Bowl Games in Orlando. “I think the thing with that right now is I’m just letting the team talk to my agent and let them work that out.”

Tagovailoa, 25, is coming off his best season to date in the NFL. He paced the league with 4,624 yards to go along with a career-high 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions on 69.3% passing. Most importantly, Tagovailoa suited up and started all 17 games this season after missing four games last season with a concussion. Miami went 11-6 before falling in the AFC Wild Card Round to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Though Miami’s season ended on a whimper in minus-degree weather, Tagovailoa said he doesn’t feel any added pressure moving forward.

“I don’t feel any pressure at all,” Tagovailoa said. “Have full trust in myself. I have full trust in what I’m capable of doing for our organization. Outside of that we’re focusing on tonight and what happened. We’re going to simmer on this and see what we can do to get better from it going into next year.”

Miami exercised Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option in 2023. But it looks like the former Alabama star will be in South Beach for a good portion of his career.

Nick Geddes contributed to this report

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