The Facts: Tagovailoa remains in the concussion protocol and will not participate in next week's Pro Bowl Games, a source told ESPN on Friday.
Diehards Line: Tagovailoa had been named a first-alternate Pro Bowler and was set to replace either Joe Burrow or Patrick Mahomes, with both quarterbacks playing in Sunday's AFC Championship Game and one bound for Super Bowl LVII. However, Tagovailoa entered the protocol Dec. 26 after suffering a concussion in Miami's loss to the Green Bay Packers the day before and missed the team's final three games of the season, including a wild-card loss to the Buffalo Bills. According to Marcel Louis-Jacques' source, Tagovailoa's time in the protocol has been deliberate as he meets with multiple doctors and specialists. There have not been any setbacks as the Dolphins prioritize his long-term health. ... Still, this is a situation will be watching closely in coming weeks.