One of the main problems for the Miami Dolphins last season was the fact that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took some punishment in the pocket, missing multiple games with concussion issues.
The quarterback did jujutsu workouts in the off-season to try to improve his agility and ability to avoid hitting his head.
In Saturday’s pre-season game between the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans, Tagovailoa showed off his new skills.
When bring rushed by the Texans’ Sheldon Rankins, Tagovailoa performed a roll that ensured his head was protected all the way through the play.
“Great to see Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa purposely rolling to the ground instead of hitting his head on the turf during today’s game,” the MLFootball account tweeted.
“Using what he was taught in Jujutsu to help keep his head safe.”
An underwhelming performance from Tua Tagovailoa
Miami won the game 28-3, but not because of Tua Tagovailoa‘s efforts.
The starting quarterback only made seven throws and he completed five of them for 61 yards, but he threw one interception and no touchdowns.
Instead, Skylar Thompson was the star for the Dolphins‘ offense as he finished 15/22 for 157 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.