In two NFL seasons, the former Alabama standout has amassed 4,467 yards and 27 touchdowns.
However, he has thrown 15 interceptions, which put him in a bad light.
But there have been changes that can turn the tide for him in 2022.
First, he will have an offensive-minded head coach in Mike McDaniel.
Those additions should help him rise above this eye-popping comparison.
Number of 30+ Yard Pass TD in NFL career:
Odell Beckham 2
Tua Tagovailoa 1 pic.twitter.com/MvmWha4sra
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) August 15, 2022
The NFL on CBS tweeted that Odell Beckham Jr. has more 30-yard passes (2) for touchdowns than Tagovailoa (1).
While the claim may sound dubious, it should motivate Tagovailoa to throw more deep balls and to trust his teammates.
He has no excuse to falter, especially after getting everything he needs on offense.
Likewise, he should build more confidence to throw the deep ball with ease.
Doing so will help him overtake Beckham on that statistic.
No Excuse For Failure
The former has already led the Cincinnati Bengals to a Super Bowl stint while Herbert has become Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Those are the lofty standards that Tagovailoa should live up to if he wants the Dolphins to take the next step.
Gone are the days of finding an alibi because he already has several weapons around him.
Therefore, Tagovailoa should make a significant jump in performance to make the front office consider him as a long-term option.