Tua Tagovailoa picks up NFL honor for hot start to 2023 season
Tua Tagovailoa resembled his glory days at Alabama more so than ever before in his NFL career of late.
The Miami Dolphins quarterback and former Crimson Tide star earned AFC Offensive Player of the Month honors this week after a historic performance. Tagovailoa threw for 309 yards and 4 TDs as the Dolphins rolled up 70 points over the Denver Broncos in Week 3.
His performance helped him accumulate 1,024 yards and 8 TDs for the month of September. Tagovailoa also earned a 121.9 passer rating.
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He led the Dolphins to single-game franchise records, 70 points and 726 total yards, against the Broncos. Tagovailoa also helped the Dolphins manufacture the most points by an NFL team in 1 game since 1966.
“So proud of our guys how they fought, how they continue to fight,” Tagovailoa told NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe after the game on Sunday. “Didn’t let the lead turn us away from continuing to fight and press forward, and we didn’t let our foot off the gas in the second half, and I’m very proud of our guys.”
Tagovailoa played at Alabama from 2017 to 2019 where he first emerged as the offensive MVP in the 2017 season College Football Playoff National Championship Game. He became the full-time starter after that for 2018 and 2019.