The Miami Dolphins have won five straight games.
This win featured Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who was drafted fifth ahead of Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.
Tagovailoa and the Dolphins nursed a 29-21 win against the Los Angeles Chargers at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday afternoon behind an impressive two-touchdown performance from Tagovailoa.
“It is fun winning in general, whether we do well offensively or the defense does good, the special team does good, just coming out with a win,” Tagovailoa said. “Today was a great team win.”
Tagovailoa is 3-0 as a starter now.
Herbert finished 20-of-32 for 187 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while leading the Chargers to their third straight loss — all of which came by a single score. Tagovailoa finished 15-of-25 for 169 yards with two touchdowns.
“I have much respect for him and his game; I know he will continue to grow and continue to get better,” Tagovailoa shared on Herbert, who he did not get a chance to shake his hand after the game.
My prediction for rookie of the year is Joe Burrow, quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals; his numbers have been impressive even though the losing record. Herbert, though thrown into the starting role and not winning, has a fair shot. Tagovailoa, if he can put up monster numbers and consistently keep winning, he can leap the two and the likes of Washington’s defensive end Chase Young.
For now, both quarterbacks are connected by their draft class selection and conference. Tagovailoa has won this battle, keep in mind the talent of Herbert and Tagovailoa will rise, and it will become a war to enjoy.