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The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders in Sports

In 2024 he stayed healthy and started all 17 games

throwing for 4624 yards and 29 touchdowns

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 four seasons with the Dolphins... 

He has played in 53 games, starting 51 of them, with 32 wins and 19 losses to his credit.

He has 1096 completions in 1638 attempts, for a 66.9% completion percentage.

He has thrown for 12639 yards, with 81 touchdowns and only 37 interceptions.

He has added 381 yards rushing, with 6 rushing touchdowns.

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