Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa: ‘Without [Jesus] Nothing Would be Possible’

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa: ‘Without [Jesus] Nothing Would be Possible’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa thanked God after it took his team 12 plays and 64 yards to secure field goal distance to win the game.

“The key was the guys just having competitive greatness,” he told Fox NFL. “You know, all over—the defense did a great job, the offense did a great job…I just want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him, nothing would be possible.”

“I think if we were to listen to any of the narratives, I don’t think we’d be in the position that we’re in,” he added. “So I’m very proud of this team, very proud of the guys in that locker room continuing to fight for one another, continuing to press forward and, you know, managing the outside noise.”

The Dolphins beat the Dallas Cowboys 22–20 in their Christmas Eve game.

“Miami’s offense was simply more consistent,” CBS Sports reported of the win. “They crossed midfield with a much higher frequency than the Cowboys, and while they were stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 5 on their second possession, they consistently turned those drives into points. Whether it was from 57 yards out — Jason Sanders’ career-long — or as close as the game winner (29 yards) with seconds to go, the Dolphins kicker was given the opportunity to keep stacking up points, and he did.”

Although Tagovailoa led his team to a win, he suffered some minor injuries that left him without a full practice for the first time this season.

“Yeah, I think it was something on one of the throws or something like that in the game [where Tagovailoa hurt his thumb]. I’m not 100 percent sure. I can’t remember exactly what it was,” offensive coordinator Frank Smith said. “But like everything, I think the big thing is as you go through it, it’s the last week of December. I mean, I’ve got a paper cut in my hand, too, that I’m working through. I’m trying to push through. But ultimately, it’s just for us, it’s worrying about today, making sure that we’re getting ourselves ready for Baltimore this Sunday.”

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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.”

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