"I'd say I'm ready to go," Tagovailoa said Wednesday, according to Chris Bumbaca of USA TODAY. "It's kind of those things where you start getting the itch to get back out on the field, to be able to compete. It's going to be a new setting, so that's what's even more exciting."
The No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft played his last snap at Alabama in November and suffered a season-ending hip injury on the play.
After going through what his physical therapist described as a "miraculous" recovery this offseason, the left-handed signal-caller is now set to compete for Miami's starting quarterback role with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"I think the way I stay myself is, I just go out there and do whatever I can to help the team," Tagovailoa said. "If helping the team looks like me being on the sideline and telling (Fitzpatrick) what I've seen, then that's what it is. Or whoever the quarterback is out there."
Tagovailoa was considered a front-runner to go first overall before suffering his season-ending injury. In 32 games with the Crimson Tide, he completed 69.3% of his pass attempts for 7,442 yards and 87 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
Dolphins rookies are reporting Thursday for the first round of COVID-19 testing. Players who test negative twice will be allowed to enter Miami's facility for training camp. Veterans are set to report for testing on July 28.