Tua Tagovailoa Made an Incredible Gesture to Brian Flores After Week 9 Win

Tua Tagovailoa throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals.
Tua Tagovailoa throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Tua Tagovailoa came into the league with a massive amount of hype. While his serious injury in college raised some doubts about his effectiveness at the next level, most expected Tua to be a star, and quickly.

Tua's Week 8 debut saw the Dolphins win, but his individual performance was pretty shaky. This led to questions about whether the Dolphins could look to select a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. Brian Flores quickly and convincingly shot down that notion.

And when Week 9 rolled around, Tua put up a performance that silenced the doubters, for now. Tua threw for 248 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions, with an impressive 122.3 passer rating and a game-winning drive.

Tua, known as a guy who leads both vocally and by example, thanked his coach for the support in him by giving him the game ball.

This was a great gesture by Tua, who you could say deserved the game ball himself, and Flores agreed.

If he can continue to put up performances like he did in Week 9, Tua will be the Dolphins' franchise QB they have spent years searching for.

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