The Miami Dolphins are having a surprisingly good season.
With Mike McDaniel coming in as the Dolphins’ new head coach, there were plenty of questions surrounding their team.
But, the player under the most scrutiny has been quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Yet, the third-year quarterback is having a career year, and he has silenced plenty of his critics.
Tua is having a great season completing 68.1% of his passes for 2,859 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games.
His 112.0 quarterback rating leads the league and he is averaging 9.0 yards per pass attempt.
All of his success has resulted in being the leading vote-getter in NFL Pro Bowl voting.
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McDaniel deserves a ton of credit for putting Tua in a position to be successful.
He calls plays to Tagovailoa’s strengths and gives him easy throws to convert.
The addition of wide receiver Tyreek Hill must also be mentioned.
Hill has arguably been the most impactful non-quarterback in the NFL this season.
The former Kansas City Chief leads the league in receptions (96) and receiving yards (1,379).
Hill and Jaylen Waddle have given Tua one of the best receiving duos in the NFL.
Entering Week 14 with a record of 8-4, the Dolphins currently sit in second place in the AFC East.
But, they are in position for the second Wild Card spot.
Miami has the offense in place to compete with any team in their conference.
But, their defense will be this team’s Achilles heel.
If their defense can get consistent stops, they are true Super Bowl contenders.
But, if the defense struggles to get off the field, the Dolphins could be one and done.
Either way, this season has shown us that Tagovailoa is a franchise quarterback in the NFL.
His development under McDaniel should make him one of the most efficient passers for years to come.