The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders in Sports
Michael Vick and Kellen Moore are the last two lefthanded quarterbacks to play in the NFL.
Are there any other prospects besides Tua Tagolaivoa, who might be the next lefthanded quarterback?
The best lefthanded quarterback ever
to play professional football might be
Nick Davila of the Arizona Rattlers
in the Arena Football League.
Only seventeen other lefthanded quarterbacks have played in the NFL.
Some were occasional starters, but most were backups who rarely played.
The long wait is over, and the excitement has just begun.
Tua Tagovailoa made a strong showing in his rookie year with the Miami Dolphins, quickly proving why he was so highly regarded coming out of college and providing hope for other lefthanders who want to be NFL quarterbacks.
First there was Ken Stabler (1970-1984), followed by Jim Zorn (1976-1987),
then came Boomer Esiason (1984-1997), followed by Steve Young (1985-1999)
then came Mark Brunell (1994-2011), followed by Michael Vick (2001-2015)
Almost every year for over forty years, there was at least
one very good Lefthanded Quarterback playing in the NFL.
And now comes Tua Tagovailoa (2020-????)