Tua Tagovailoa signs 4-year, $30.28 million rookie contract with Dolphins

Former Alabama star leads NFL in jersey sales since draft
Alabama Crimson Tide QB Tua Tagovailoa
Posted at 2:57 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 15:25:14-04

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tua Tagovailoa is getting paid.

The quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins has signed a four-year deal worth $30.28 million, according to the NFL Network.

Miami's first-round draft pick inked a deal that includes a fifth-year option and a signing bonus worth $19.6 million.

The No. 5 overall pick in last month's draft is already proving to be a marketable player for the Dolphins.

An NFL spokesman said Tagovailoa's jersey sales are the highest of any player since the NFL Draft. That includes six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason after 20 years with the New England Patriots.

Tagovailoa, who wore No. 13 at Alabama, will wear No. 1 for the Dolphins. That's because No. 13 -- previously worn by Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino -- has been retired.