Tua Tagovailoa is 7-1 against Super Bowl-winning coaches, faces John Harbaugh next

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had the number of some of the NFL’s best coaches.

After improving to 4-0 in his career against Bill Belichick’s Patriots on Sunday, Tagovailoa is 7-1 against head coaches who have won the Super Bowl. That includes two wins over Jon Gruden’s Raiders and one over Sean Payton’s Saints, in addition to a loss to Andy Reid’s Chiefs.

According to NFL Research, Tagovailoa’s .875 winning percentage against Super Bowl-winning head coaches is the best in NFL history among quarterbacks who have started at least six games against Super Bowl-winning head coaches.

Up next for Tagovailoa and the Dolphins is Sunday’s game with the Ravens and their Super Bowl-winning coach, John Harbaugh.

A quarterback’s win-loss record is, of course, dependent in large part on his teammates and not solely on his own performance. And just because a head coach had won a Super Bowl before, that doesn’t mean he had a Super Bowl-quality team when Tagovailoa beat him. So while the stat doesn’t necessarily prove anything about Tagovailoa as a quarterback, it’s a quirky note about a young quarterback’s career that he has had particular success against head coaches who have had great success.

15 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa is 7-1 against Super Bowl-winning coaches, faces John Harbaugh next

  1. It is strange that for all of the grief that Tua receives from fans and media, many of his stats – including winning % – are among the league best. Same for Trubisky who has a decent winning % as well. No accounting for perception, I guess.

  2. Just leave him be for a change…. the poor kid has had to live up to all the HYPE the MEDIA created. And if he is successful will you stop writing nonsense

  3. Some of the stats that they come up with are crazy. Tua still has a lot to prove and the Ravens defense is going to bring it. Should be a very good game.

  4. Miami’s top 10 defense vs. Ravens top 10 offense will be a great battle. But the Ravens top 10 defense vs. Miami’s middle of the pack offense will be where Miami loses this game in the end. I see the Ravens pulling away in the second half. This is a revenge game for Baltimore too. Miami does have the home field advantage which will help.

  5. What is Tua’s record against playoff teams?

    I see wins against bad NE/NYJ teams and lots of losses against losses against Buffalo, KC, Ten.

  6. The Dolphins defense smothered Baltimore last year, and they’ve only gotten better. If they can create turnovers and score off of them, Baltimore is done.

  7. The Dolphins defense smothered Baltimore last year, and they’ve only gotten better. If they can create turnovers and score off of them, Baltimore is done.

    Yes. But that was last year and the Ravens are ready for the cover 0. But as I said above. I think they will have success. Miami’s offense is the weakest link.

  8. Correction above. Ravens are home. So revenge game, plus home opener. I think Miami might be in trouble.

  9. Well, the win against the Raiders was with Fitzpatrick replacing him. However, he doesn’t get credit for replacing Brissett against Baltimore last year. But, he doesn’t seem to get rattled or overwhelmed. So that’s a good sign. I don’t think he’ll ever be an elite QB, but I think he should be very good with a good offense. He still has Brees type skills.

  10. I’ll be cheering for the fins. It will not be an easy win for them. My main desire is “just entertain me.” If they win, great. If they get beat, so be it. Just don’t do embarrassing stupid plays that make me want to turn the TV off.

    I’m here for the circus – not the clowns.

  11. He “beat” the Raiders, really? He was so bad the Fitz replaced him and won on a miracle finish.

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