Redemption, Thy Name Is Tua
The Miami Dolphins came off of a big win against the New York Jets after shutting them out 24-0. Sitting at 3-3, there was a lot to like about the direction the Miami Dolphins were heading. In a shocking turn, the Dolphins announced that they were benching quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and starting rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. What happened next, was nothing short of a comeback story for the ages.
Alabama watched as their star quarterback was carted off the field with a season-ending hip injury. Tagovailoa was done for the season, but hopes were still high for Tua to be a big part of whichever team decided to draft him.
Miami saw the same thing that college football saw, don't ever doubt the ability of Tua.
Miami is currently sitting at 6-3 and only a half game out of 1st place in the AFC East. While Miami's defense has played extremely well as of late, you can't argue with the spark of Tagovailoa.
In the past 3 games, Tagovailoa has been a mark of consistency. Tua has thrown for a total of 519 yards and 5 touchdowns. The big statistic, is 0 interceptions/turnovers. While seemingly a bold move, there is no doubt that Tua has given Miami a chance. A chance to make the playoff's and a chance at a division title.
Outside of the stats, you can see that Tagovailoa is becoming more comfortable within the offense. This past Sunday against the Chargers, you could see the growth from calling plays at the line of scrimmage, to being an elusive weapon throughout the game against the Chargers. Tua's numbers may not have lit up the stat sheet this past week, but there is a leader that is emerging. As Alabama's quarterback, you could see flashes of greatness. However, I am not sure anyone saw this coming (Except Jacob Harrison).
While the NFL watches Tua become who the Dolphins hoped he would be, Alabama fans watch Tua become who he was meant to be. This redemption story is sitting at 3-0 and doesn't show any signs of slowing down.