Some say the Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa is an elite quarterback. Some say he’s overrated. What do the stats say?

Few players get football fans as riled up as Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Since the Dolphins selected him with the No. 5 pick in the 2020 draft, fans have hailed him as the savior of the franchise or criticized him as an overrated, often-injured bust.

After each game or each season, fans on each side pick certain stats or plays to show that their opinion is obviously correct.

Stats can be deceiving sometimes.

However, there is no denying that Tagovailoa has improved since his rookie season, and there’s no denying that the addition of star wide receiver Tyreek Hill and coach Mike McDaniel has helped Tagovailoa’s numbers improve.

It’s also obvious that Tagovailoa’s stats put him among the best in the league this season.

So, Tagovailoa’s statistics have improved each year, and he played every game this season for the first time in his career. He was among the league’s best passers in 2023.

He has come a long way, but how far does he still have to go?

How does Tagovailoa’s season stack up against the greatest year by a Dolphins’ quarterback ever?