Tua Tagovailoa is confident in his status with the Miami Dolphins after having a discussion with Brian Flores.

Reports persist that the Dolphins are interested in a trade for Deshaun Watson.

"I don't not feel wanted," Tagovailoa said. "That's what I could say."

Following Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Tagovailoa said he and Flores had conversations about the reports and that Flores said he reaffirmed Tagovailoa's status as Miami's starting quarterback.

Beyond that, Tagovailoa said he largely ignores any outside noise.

"I really don't think about it," he said. "The only time I'm really hearing about it, like I've said before, is if [the communications staff] is kind of telling me what's going on within the rumors or if my agent calls me. That's really when I hear it. Other than that, I don't really hear it."