The Miami Dolphins have bounced back with a Week 5 victory, one week after suffering their first loss in the 2023 NFL season.
Defeating the New York Giants gives them a 4-1 record and a share of the top spot in the AFC East with the Buffalo Bills.
Tua Tagovailoa has been navigating the Dolphins offense with precision and poise.
Despite the health scares he’s had last season, he’s feeling better than ever.
“I feel really good, the best that any quarterback could feel at this point in the season. That’s a testament to everyone, every one of those guys on the offense,” Tagovailoa said via Dolphins beat writer Hal Habib.
Tua, on how he feels physically: "I feel really good, the best that any quarterback could feel at this point in the season. That's a testament to everyone, every one of those guys on the offense."
— Hal Habib (@gunnerhal) October 11, 2023
Tagovailoa declared that he seriously contemplated retirement after the series of concussions he suffered last year.
However, some doctors, which he didn’t name, cleared him to play.
Returning to football is turning out to be a good decision as the Dolphins have one of the most explosive NFL offenses this season.
They are leading the league in total yards (513.6) and points (36.2) per game.
That output includes their 70-point Week 3 juggernaut against the Denver Broncos.
Meanwhile, Tagovailoa is leading the league through five games with 1,614 yards and 9.7 yards per completion.
More importantly, he has been sacked only six times, the fifth-fewest in the league.
Tagovailoa has been the catalyst that has allowed Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert, and De’Von Achane to thrive.NEXT: Dolphins Make Definitive Decision On De’Von Achane