SJ - October 19, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut on Sunday at the end of the Dolphins blowout win over the Jets. He went completed both of his pass attempts for 9 yards.
It wasn't about the stats for Tua, it was all about the experience. After the game he made his way back on the field and FaceTimed his parents.
Tua Tagovailoa went back to the field and he’s sitting around the 15-yard-line in full uniform. It looks like he’s soaking this moment in.
On November 16, 2019, Tua suffered a potentially career-ending injury. On October 18, 2020, he threw his first NFL passes. pic.twitter.com/q5OHSNQe2c
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 18, 2020
Tua on why he went back on the field and sat alone: "It was a very special moment for me because my parents weren't here so I wanted to sit close to where we ended our drive at and ended up FaceTiming my parents.... My parents normally never miss my game."
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 18, 2020
This will be the first of many games for Tua. With the Dolphins sitting in second place in the AFC East, that opportunity is going to have to wait.
For now the former Alabama star is going to have to settle for mop up duty. In Tua's case mop up duty pays pretty well.