All eyes were on rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in his first NFL start on Sunday, and he did not disappoint.
The Dolphins elected not to draft Justin Herbert, and instead took Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft. And while Herbert was looked impressive leading his team this year, with his cannon for an arm, Tagovailoa’s ability to fit balls into tight windows and make high football IQ decisions make him attractive as well.
Herbert’s strong play did essentially put a bit of pressure on Wilson to perform in Sunday’s game against the Rams, but he was up for the task. He was faced with a third-and-goal situation in the first quarter of the game, while under duress on the play, but still managed to rifle a pass to Preston Williams for his first-ever NFL touchdown.
And he made sure to celebrate accordingly — by doing “The Griddy” dance on the sidelines.
A great throw into a tight window officially marks the beginning of “Tua Time.”