Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is 1-0 as an NFL starter after last week’s 28-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Thanks to a stellar performance from the Miami defense and special teams, Tua didn’t have to do too much in his second career game. He completed 12-of-22 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Dolphins offensive lineman Ted Karras approached the first-year signal caller, who was quick to point out that he wasn’t content with how he played. Karras, however, was having none of it.
“Dude, we played 17 plays in the first half coming off a bye. Your first start, I’m proud of you,” Karras said. “That’s a dub [W] right there. You have to savor a dub. It’s too hard to win.”
This is great: #Dolphins’ QB Tua Tagovailoa wasn’t satisfied with his performance despite getting the win last week. Center Ted Karras came in and did what leaders do.
“You have to savor a dub.”
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 5, 2020
It is great to see Karras have the young QB’s back right here. Tua will have to do more in order for Miami to win in the future, but as far as first starts go, he did what he had to do.
The No. 5 overall pick protected the ball and made just enough plays to ensure a win. It’s a good start to what hopefully will be a long and productive career.
Miami will take on the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, another stiff test for Tua and this team.
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