Tua Tagovailoa literally wouldn’t leave field following first NFL snaps

Tua Tagovailoa literally wouldn’t leave field following first NFL snaps.

They say you never forget your first time. For Miami Dolphins fans and Tua Tagovailoa, it certainly was a moment the two will hope to remember as part of the fond memories of their relationship.

Tagovailoa officially made his NFL. debut in. the team’s 24-0 victory over the New York Jets. With three minutes remaining, the No.5 selection in April’s draft entered the game, marking his first time playing football in nearly a year.

Tagovailoa would go 2-of-2 on passing for nine yards in mop-up duty. And after the game, he took the “first one in, last one out” mentality to a literal standpoint, sitting down on the field at Hard Rock Stadium well after fans had left the complex.

During his final season at Alabama, Tagovailoa would suffer a broken hip injury that caused some to believe he would never play again. After rehabilitation and determination, the young quarterback blossomed during workouts, eventually cementing his status as a top 10 pick during the 2020 NFL Draft.

Current starter Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 18-of-27 for 191 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions to give the Dolphins a 3-3 record on the season. The Dolphins will have a bye in Week 7 before returning to face the Los Angeles Rams on Nov.1.

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