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Dolphins Fans Chant Tua For MVP, QB Says Team Has Much Bigger Goals And Aspirations

Dolphins Fans Chant Tua For MVP, QB Says Team Has Much Bigger Goals And Aspirations

BIG DRIP /  Sports   /   Nov 17th, 2022   /   0 COMMENTS

The Miami Dolphins are 7-3 and that’s good enough for the second-best record in the entire AFC Conference. Led by third-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who hasn’t lost when he starts and finishes a game this season, at 7-0. In fact Tagovailoa’s play has been so good, Dolphins fans began chanting MVP at the end of Sunday’s home blowout win over the hapless Cleveland Browns. In the game Tagovailoa went 25-32 for 285 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. His 78 percent completion percentage was the highest for any quarterback this season thats attempted at least 30 passes. 

 

Here’s what Tua had to say about hearing the entire Hard Rock Stadium chanting MVP. 

 

“There’s no doubt I heard that. I could hear that when it was a TV timeout, when we were walking back into the tunnel. You know, it’s flattering. But what we came to do and what we came to accomplish, it’s not accomplished yet. So it would be cool, but we have bigger goals and aspirations on what we want to do as a team.”

 

While Tua is humbled by the outpouring of love, he’s also letting it be known that the Fins are in big goal mode and individual awards and accolades won’t supersede that. 

 

While Oddly Much Maligned Tua Has A Great Record As A Starter:

 

Since his arrival in South Beach Tagovailoa has been unfairly criticized, and a lot of the reason has been the play of Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. The strong-armed Herbert was taken one pick after Tua in the 2020 NFL Draft, and talent wise he’s the more gifted and physically imposing prospect. But hold it right there ad Tagovailoa boasts a 22-9 record as a starter despite very limited weaponry on the offensive side of the football this season. While Herbert is 20-21 as a starter with much more talent at his disposal over the duration of the two talented signal caller’s careers. 

 

This past offseason the Fins added the league’s most dynamic deep threat in speedster Tyreek Hill via trade and teamed him with 2021 first-round pick Jaylen Waddle to form the scariest wide receiver duo in the NFL. And thus far it’s paid huge dividends for Tagovailoa who’s enjoying immense success in first-year head coach Mike McDaniel’s offense. 

 

The former Alabama star has passed for 2,265 yards, 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions. His 118.4 QB rating is off-the-charts, and his accuracy might be the best in the league as Hill constantly stated during the offseason. 

 

Tagovailoa Has Overcome Scary Concussion Situation To Star For Fins:

 

In the team’s Week 4 win over the Bills, Tagovailoa was slammed to the ground, hitting his head. While many speculated that the lefty gunslinger possibly had a concussion, he passed concussion protocol and the team deemed it a back injury. Four days later in a game at Cincinnati, Tagovailoa was sacked and hit his head on the turf at Paul Brown Stadium. His body went into some sort seizure-like shock. He’d miss the next couple game before returning and never really missing a beat.

 

While Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is the current front runner for league MVP, Tagovailoa has definitely placed his name in the mix and it’s well deserved. 

 

 

 

 



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