Tua Tagovailoa started the 2022 campaign on a positive note but has suffered two separate concussions that have derailed his season.
However, despite missing quite a few games due to this concussion, he does share a record with a Miami Dolphins legend.
Tua Tagovailoa is the youngest player to lead the NFL in passer rating since Dan Marino in 1984. #MiamiDolphins
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 10, 2023
Tagovailoa led the NFL in passer rating this season and was the youngest player to do since Dan Marino.
Marino was a 17-year NFL veteran, playing each one of his seasons as a member of the Dolphins organization.
Tagovailoa had a passer rating of 105.5 this season, which is especially impressive, given that his 2021 passer rating was 90.1.
Even though he only appeared in 13 games this season, Tagovailoa amassed 3,548 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and only eight interceptions.
This is a marked improvement from his 2021 numbers, where he threw for only 2,653 yards, 16 touchdowns, and ten interceptions.
The hope for Tagovailoa is that he can continue to play well in 2023 and beyond.
However, head injuries are no joke, and his concussions need to continue to be taken seriously, not only by the Dolphins but the entire league as a whole.
The NFL has put new protocols into place to help protect all players once they have suffered a concussion or any other type of head injury.
Before this season, it was very common for a player to come back into the game after suffering a head injury, or playing the next game.
However, the new protocols make it quite a bit tougher for players to come back into the game, or even to play in their team’s ensuing contest.NEXT: The Dolphins Are Facing An Unlucky Trend This Weekend