Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Shares Faith After Loss: ‘Always Praying’

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Shares Faith After Loss: ‘Always Praying’

By Movieguide® Contributor 

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa uses his platform to share the Gospel, whether he wins or loses. 

“I think the best thing about being a believer of Jesus Christ to me is that the good Lord up above doesn’t care whether you win a game whether you lose a game,” Tagovailoa said following the Dolphins 48-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.

“For me, it’s been a little tough having to play on Sundays, having to understand that I’m not able to go to church. Really a lot of it is having to watch church online after games and things like that,” he explained. 

“Allowing me this platform is the best thing in the world. Being able to profess my faith is something that I firmly believe in,” Tagovailoa continued. “It’s something that was instilled in me at a young age. When I’m out there, I even pray before I go out for a series. I’m always praying.” 

“I’m on the sideline, it looks like I’m talking to myself, speaking in tongues. Some people think, ‘What? This guy knows how to speak in tongues,’” he said.

“And so having to remember Scripture always keeps me encouraged in continuing to press forward, especially in times like this,” the quarterback concluded.

Many fans and fellow believers thanked Tagovailoa for using his platform to glorify God. 

“God bless you man keep using your platform let everyone know that Jesus saves,” one fan wrote on Instagram.

Another follower commented, “What a wonderful tribute to God, His blessing and the talent this man has and gives God all the glory. Such a blessing and such an example and classy character. So thankful he uses this Platform for his testimony.”

Although the loss this Sunday was tough for the Dolphins, there is a lot of football left to be played. 

“It stings to lose to a big divisional rival on the road and there’s no transitive property in the NFL. But next week will offer a new opportunity for Miami in front of a home crowd that has witnessed 13 wins in the team’s last 15 games at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins still feature one of the game’s most explosive offenses. They totaled 393 yards against a Buffalo defense that entered Week 4 ranked No. 2 in the league. Miami’s 2,044 total yards this season are the most in NFL history through a team’s first four games,” according to Miami Dolphins News. 

Movieguide® previously reported on Tagovailoa’s faith: 

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa praised God for his team’s win after suffering two major concussions last season that could have ended his career…

Sports Spectrum added, “Tagovailoa led his team to a wild 36-34 road win over the Los Angeles Chargers. After trailing for much of the fourth quarter, Tagovailoa connected with wide receiver Tyreek Hill on a four-yard touchdown with 1:45 remaining to put the Dolphins ahead for good.”

Despite a stellar game, Tagovailoa gave all the glory back to God.

“First and foremost, I’d just like to give all the glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Tagovailoa said in an interview with CBS Sports.

He then paraphrased Matthew 19:26, saying, “Without Him, nothing is possible for me.”


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