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Tua Tagovailoa has NFL all-time showing in victory over Chargers

Tua Tagovailoa runs off the field against the Lions

Tua Tagovailoa opened the 2023 season for the Miami Dolphins in impressive fashion.

He is for real about showing the world he is one of the best young quarterbacks in the National Football League.

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He took down one of his contemporaries in Sunday’s matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers.

Alabama fans watched its former signal-caller and 2017 national champion outperform Justin Herbert to the tune of 466 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Tagovailoa lifted the Dolphins to a 36-34 victory at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Tagovailoa helped Tyreek Hill record 11 catches for 215 yards receiving and two scores. Miami was explosive throughout the game, and Tagovailoa’s output for passing yards is third all-time in NFL history for a week one matchup in the Super Bowl era.

He heard the offseason criticism, but the native Hawaiian is answering his doubters.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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