After the Dolphins’ 24-0 win over the Jets came to an end, reporters at the game shared pictures and videos of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the field by himself after everyone else went to the locker room.
It went insanely viral, but everybody wanted to know the reason.
After the game, he stated he was on a video call with his parents, who weren’t at Sunday’s game to see their son play in the NFL for the first time.
“I think it was a very special moment for me because my parents weren’t here,” Tagovailoa said. “I couldn’t remember where we ended our drive at, so I FaceTimed my parents from where we ended our drive at.”
Tagovailoa completed two passes for nine yards after replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick for the final two minutes of the game.