Trent Dilfer shares how being benched presents an 'opportunity' for Tua Tagovailoa
Tua Tagovailoa went into last Sunday’s Miami-Denver game trying to become the first rookie quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger to go 4-0 to start his NFL career.
Tagovailoa failed to tie Roethlisberger. The former Alabama standout and the Dolphins struggled, with Tagovailoa even being benched in favor of former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second half.
Former NFL quarterback and media analyst Trent Dilfer recently shared how the experience can be used as an opportunity for Tagovailoa.
“What a neat opportunity for him to show his character,” Dilfer said during a recent experience appearance on the Move the Sticks podcast. “We know that he doesn’t lead by circumstance. He’s a natural-born leader. He’s a life bringer in terms of his energy. He doesn’t let circumstance dictate his attitude. I think it’s a great opportunity for his team to see him thrive in this little piece of adversity.”
Tagovailoa is 60-of-97 passing for 602 yards and 6 touchdowns with no interceptions so far. He will look to get back on track when Miami faces the New York Jets on Sunday. Dolphins coach Brian Flores has reiterated this week that Tagovailoa remains the team’s starting quarterback despite his benching in the Broncos game.