“If you can’t find answers within, look up.”
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa faced a challenging game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. After a strong start to the season, Tagovailoa completed 25 out of 35 passes for 282 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the 48-20 loss. He was sacked four times.
During the postgame press conference, Tagovailoa was questioned about how his faith aided him in dealing with games like the one on Sunday.
“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.
“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. But allowing me this platform, to me, is the thing in the world to be able to profess my faith on something that I firmly believe in, something that’s been foundationally instilled in me at a young age.”
Tua Tagovailoa calls a play
Tagovailoa emphasized his faith in the power of prayer and how it provides him with strength and support on the sidelines.
“When I’m out there, I even pray before I go out to a series and whatnot. I’m always praying. I’m on the sideline (and) it looks like I’m talking to myself, I’m speaking in tongues.
“Some people think, ‘What? This guy knows how to speak in tongues?’ I grew up in a non-denominational Christian church my entire life, so yeah, it does a lot. So having to remember scripture always keeps me encouraged in continuing to press forward, especially in times like this.”
Miami, currently holding a 3-1 record, is set to face the New York Giants in their upcoming game next week.
Sending prayers and well wishes to Tua for a victorious outcome.