Nothing in the NFL matters more than scoring and touchdowns are a vital part of that. For Tua Tagovailoa, his missing time does effect his stats. Tua ranks 27th in the entire league with 10 TDs. In the AFC his 13th. Tua also ranks 27th in the NFL for interceptions with 6. That is good enough to put him 15th in the AFC where you want a low rank.
Again, switching the metrics, we pull up QBR. That rating puts Tua in 9th across the NFL. He has a 57.7 QBR which is good enough for 3rd in the NFL. His NFL “rate” is 94.7.
Overall, Tua is one of the better ranked QBs in the AFC and in some categories across the NFL yet for whatever reason, fans and media alike want to call him out for being less than ideal to run an NFL franchise as the signal caller.
Fans will point to short throws and high probability throws but they don’t mention the lack of running game or the poor offensive line play that also is supposed to protect him.
Interestingly enough, Tua has only been sacked 10 times in his 8 games which isn’t that bad considering how often he is under duress. When compared to Jacoby Brissett who has started five games this year, Tua has been sacked 8 times less.