Tua Tagovailoa Doesn’t Care About His Critics

By CJ Carlson

Tua Tagovailoa is one of the best statistical quarterbacks in the league this season, and many believe that it’s simply because of the talent surrounding him. Well, Tua has heard all of these critics and is taking that negativity straight back at them.

Tagovailoa is surrounded by Raheem Mostert, Tyreek Hill, and Jaylen Waddle among many others, and you could tell their talent by their own numbers. Mostert has 966 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns, Tyreek leads the league in receiving yards with 1,546 and Waddle is nearing 1,000 himself. When asked about the critics saying that he’s a product of the players around him, he said, “Everyone wants to make this about me, about Tyreek.

Please, keep pushing it to Tyreek, make it about Tyreek. At the end of the day, I really don’t care. I keep receipts.  All the narratives about it, sure. I am only good with Tyreek in, you’re right. That is the only time that I’m at my best. You’re right. I’m only good when Jaylen’s in. I’m only as good as Raheem Mostert allows me to be.”

Tua Tagovailoa Continues To Impress Statistically

Tua currently leads the entire league in passing yards with 3,921 yards, and is second in completion percentage, dialing in on 71 percent of his passing attempts. On top of that, he’s got the second-best passer rating with a 106, and is fifth in passing touchdowns with 25 of them.  

All of these numbers are better than what he posted throughout the 2022 season, and he played one game more in that year compared to this one. In fact, Miami as a whole has taken a dramatic leap forward, being just one of two teams to average over 400 total yards of offense per game. I think that it’s about time Tua gets some of the credit for what they’re able to do down there in Miami.

To wrap this whole conversation up, Tagovailoa said, “That’s what the narrative needs to be and we’re able to win games and go where we want to go as a team. Whatever it is, whatever you need on your show, take clips out of what I just said. Do it. Do what you need to do. I’m just here to do my job, and my job is to help our guys win.” Well, Tua has the biggest three-game stretch of his career ahead of him moving forward.

They take on three awfully talented teams, and the Dolphins haven’t performed well at all against teams with a winning record this year. If Tua and Miami come out of this with a few statement wins, then nobody would want to go up against the Dolphins in the postseason. Tagovailoa is a major part of that. 


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