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Tua Tagovailoa off to hot start: Dolphins QB amongst NFL passing leaders, joining Dan Marino in history books

Tua Tagovailoa has certainly received his fair share of criticism throughout his young NFL career, even though the Miami Dolphins quarterback has done everything possible to silence the doubters through the first two weeks of the season. Tagovailoa has evolved into one of the game’s best passers in the early going, a revamped quarterback thanks to having an offensive-minded head coach (Mike McDaniel) and two of the game’s top playmakers in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. 

The results are showcasing Tagovailoa is the franchise quarterback of the Dolphins, becoming one of the league’s most prolific passers through two games. While it may be a small sample size, Tagovailoa continues to show the progression as a quarterback that has put him in the conversation with Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert — the other quarterbacks that were taken in the top-10 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft. 

In this week’s “By The Numbers,” let’s take a look at Tagovailoa’s ranks amongst the NFL’s passing leaders so far this season and how his breakout performance Sunday entered the Dolphins record books. 

NFL passing leaders — completion rate 

Geno Smith (Seahawks) — 81%Josh Allen (Bills) — 75.4%Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) — 73%Matthew Stafford (Rams) — 72.7%Justin Herbert (Chargers) — 72%Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) — 71.1%

NFL passing leaders — passing yards

Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) — 739Carson Wentz (Commanders) — 650Joe Flacco (Jets) — 616Josh Allen (Bills) — 614Justin Herbert (Chargers) — 613

NFL passing leaders — passing TDs

Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) — 7Carson Wentz (Commanders) — 7Josh Allen (Bills) — 7Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) — 7Justin Herbert (Chargers) — 6Lamar Jackson (Ravens) — 6Jared Goff (Lions) — 6

NFL passing leaders — passer rating

Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) — 127.9Josh Allen (Bills) — 123.7Lamar Jackson (Ravens) — 120.1Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) — 116.5Justin Herbert (Chargers) — 112.5

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Author : Jeff Kerr

Publish date : 2022-09-22 15:01:12

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