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The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders in Sports

Tua Tagovailoa was chosen by the Miami Dolphins with the 5th overall pick in the 2020 draft after an outstanding college career with the University of Alabama.  

In his first three seasons with the Dolphins... 

He has played in 36 games, starting 34 of them, with 21 wins and 13 losses to his credit.

He has 708 completions in 1078 attempts, for a 65.7% completion percentage.

He has thrown for 8015 yards, with 52 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

He has added 307 yards rushing, with 6 rushing touchdowns.

We will provide updates on what Tua is doing in 2023 as the season progresses

With just a few more healthy seasons, Tua Tagovailoa could become the seventh best Lefthanded Quarterback to play in the NFL, after Ken Stabler, Jim Zorn, Boomer Esiason, Steve Young, Mark Brunell, and Michael Vick.   He is already 9th best in most games started, trailing only these six plus Bobby Douglas and Scott Mitchell,

Prior to Tua joining the league in 2020, the last two lefthanded quarterbacks to play in the NFL were in 2015, and since Tua there has not been another lefthanded quarterback in the NFL

Read about those last two, and who might be next here,

Lefthanded Quarterbacks

Tua Tagovailoa carries a heavy burden as the only

Lefthanded Quarterback in the National Football League