#3 – Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins:
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa had to take a lot of flack during his first 2 seasons in the NFL, but he’s made a comeback, unlike anything you could ever write in a movie script.
Unathletic, weak arm, unmotivated, not a leader, etc. these were all criticisms Tua Tagovailoa had to deal with during his first 2 seasons. I was part of calling these things out because at the time they were true.
Let’s be real, until this season Tua wasn’t 100% on that hip, the amount of wiggle and movement he can generate in the pocket now is day and night difference. not only that, but his arm is much stronger. And Tua is a QB that generates a lot of torque from his torso.
The biggest downfall in my opinion was the unmotivated feeling he had, as well as his lack of leadership. Now we all come to find out that a big reason Tua disassociated himself from the Dolphins was the very toxic relationship with ex-HC Brian Flores.
Now I’m seeing the type of leader and player Tua Tagovailoa ACTUALLY is, not based on belief, but instead cold hard facts.
Tua Tagovailoa in 2022: 8 TD, 2 INT, 118 Passer rating.
#2 – Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles:
Jalen Hurts has been exceptional this season, and is in the MVP conversation along with Tua Tagovailoa, for this week Hurts edges out Tua since Hurts has put the team on his back for 3 weeks straight.
Whether it’s running or throwing, Jalen Hurts is unstoppable and has unlocked a new level in his game. He’s not quite Lamar Jackson, but he’s an absolute freak of nature as a football player.
#1 – Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens:
If you go back and look at Lamar Jackson’s 2019 MVP campaign, you would notice that the x-factor in his game was his running ability. As the years have passed Jackson has become a better passer.
But only slightly better.
In 2022 Lamar Jackson has evolved as a passer, bringing the ability to dice up a defense from the pocket, scramble outside of the pocket to throw on the move, or leave the pocket altogether to rush for 15+ yards.
All factors key factors for Lamar Jackson have reached an elite level, and he currently leads the league with 10 TDs, 2 INTs, and a league-high 119 passer rating.