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Tua Tagovailoa is 7-1 against Super Bowl-winning coaches, faces John Harbaugh next

After watching every team in action during the first week of the 2022 NFL season, Mike Florio and Chris Simms pick out the hyped up players they're already ready to buy into.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had the number of some of the NFL’s best coaches.

After improving to 4-0 in his career against Bill Belichick’s Patriots on Sunday, Tagovailoa is 7-1 against head coaches who have won the Super Bowl. That includes two wins over Jon Gruden’s Raiders and one over Sean Payton’s Saints, in addition to a loss to Andy Reid’s Chiefs.

According to NFL Research, Tagovailoa’s .875 winning percentage against Super Bowl-winning head coaches is the best in NFL history among quarterbacks who have started at least six games against Super Bowl-winning head coaches.

Up next for Tagovailoa and the Dolphins is Sunday’s game with the Ravens and their Super Bowl-winning coach, John Harbaugh.

A quarterback’s win-loss record is, of course, dependent in large part on his teammates and not solely on his own performance. And just because a head coach had won a Super Bowl before, that doesn’t mean he had a Super Bowl-quality team when Tagovailoa beat him. So while the stat doesn’t necessarily prove anything about Tagovailoa as a quarterback, it’s a quirky note about a young quarterback’s career that he has had particular success against head coaches who have had great success.