Tua Tagovailoa named AFC offensive player of the week

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa helped engineer a terrific comeback victory against the Ravens on Sunday.

Now he’s been honored for his performance.

Tagovailoa has been named AFC offensive player of the week.

The quarterback completed 36-of-50 passes for 469 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions. He became the first Dolphins quarterback to throw for six touchdowns since Hall of Famer Dan Marino in 1986.

This is the first time Tagovailoa has earned an offensive player of the week award.

It’s an important year for Tagovailoa, who is in the third season of his rookie contract. But so far, he is passing every test with flying colors under new head coach Mike McDaniel.

The 2-0 Dolphins will take on the 2-0 Bills on Sunday for what’s become an exciting early-season matchup in the AFC East.

30 responses to “Tua Tagovailoa named AFC offensive player of the week

  1. But but but I thought all the naysayers said he’s a below average dink and dunk QB?? Could they have been wrong??

  2. Crazy how if you give a guy some weapons how well it turns out.

    I wish Chris Ballard and the Colts would take some notes!!!

  3. Good. It’s well deserved. The kids been hammered on by fans and media. He’s stayed humble and just kept working. Good for him.

  4. Good for Tua. I was certainly one of his doubters, but he led by example and remains humble. Nice to see in this day and age of the “me” QB!

  5. That was the most exiting offense I’ve seen from Miami in decades, I’m excited to measure up against Buffalo!

  6. Legit non-troll question to Tua fans. Are you willing to pay Tua top of the an market money?

  7. Let’s pretend he wasn’t just playing catch with guys who were open by 10-15 yards all 4th quarter being supposedly covered by “nfl quality” rookie late rounders blowing coverages left and and right….

    He was trash the first 40 minutes of the game under throwing his guys.

    Josh Allen had 4TDs and was on the bench resting by the end of the 3rd because he didn’t suck the first 3 quarters.

  8. We’re 2 games in and the Dolphins Offense has only had 1 good game this year so far. Let’s keep it all in perspective. The Bills are stacked on both sides of the ball. I’m hoping for a competitive game.

  9. As I’ve been saying for a while and now it’s being proven…

    Tua > Herbert

    One throws multiple touchdowns in the 4th quarter while the other throws multiple pick six.

  10. He will have a decent season, Miami will be forced to pay him big bucks and then he will revert. Where have I seen this story play out before?

  11. He has all the tools Brees had. And Brees needed 4 ok years in San Diego with questionable offensive coaching before matching with Payton and being a HOF QB. Tua isn’t there yet, but Miami has it’s first real offensive focused coaching staff in decades. And bug eyed Gase doesn’t count…

  12. Let’s not get carried away remember FitzMagic and back to back 4 touchdown games? It was a great game for him and I hope it continues! Do it against the Bills and I’ll stay quiet.

  13. MortimerInMiami says:
    September 21, 2022 at 10:14 am

    As I’ve been saying for a while and now it’s being proven…

    Tua > Herbert

    One throws multiple touchdowns in the 4th quarter while the other throws multiple pick six.

    _________________

    Not even close. However…

    Tua Tagovailoa > Derek Carr / Jared Goff

  14. Sometimes it’s the moves you don’t make. The Dolphins were falling all over themselves to get Watson and kick Tua to the curb. Openly disrespecting him and he never complained or said a negative word. Happy for his success now. Well deserved.

  15. I’m surprised there aren’t Ravens fans in here pathetically building their “Lamar was better” case for his OPOW award.

  16. If you look closely at Tua’s 4th quarter heroics you see deep balls where the wide-open receiver has to slow down to let the ball get to him. (In his first game too)
    And if you look at Tua’s deep ball trajectory you see floaters vs. Josh Allen’s missiles.
    That said, with all his weapons, Tua will have some success and good for him. Other successful QBs have had a mediocre deep ball.

  17. Crazy how if you give a guy some weapons how well it turns out.

    I wish Eric Decosta and the Ravens would take some notes!!!

  18. Herbert has a stronger arm, is bigger, and is faster. In the long run, he will easily trump Tua as a better QB.

  19. Herbert has a stronger arm, is bigger, and is faster. In the long run, he will easily trump Tua as a better QB

    What is his record???

  20. Tua had an awesome game. Congrats to him and the phins.

    Lost in the shuffle is that Lamar was on fire- 437 total yards with 4 TDs.

    Lamar was 21/29 for 318 YARDS 3 TD and 0 INTs. Stayed in the pocket mostly. But did add 9 carries for 119 YARDS and a TD.

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