The Miami Dolphins quarterback put on a show on Sunday afternoon, passing for a league-high 466 yards on 28 of 45 pass attempts with three touchdowns. Tagovailoa outdueled Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers, leading the Dolphins to a 36-34 victory.
The New England Patriots quarterback faced off against another former Alabama quarterback in Philadelphia Eagles’ signal caller Jalen Hurts. Jones completed 35 of 54 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns, narrowly falling 25-20.
The Super Bowl runners-up snuck out of New England with a win behind an efficient, but unspectacular, showing from Hurts. Hurts finished 22 of 33 for 170 yards and a touchdown, which went to former Alabama Heisman winner Devonta Smith.
Branch, a second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Detroit Lions, made a big impression in his regular season debut on Thursday night. The safety tied the game at 14 in the third quarter after intercepting two-time MVP Patrick Mahomes and returning it for a 50-yard touchdown.
Henry proved age is just a number against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Despite falling 16-15, Henry, 29, finished with 119 total yards on 15 carries and two receptions. The Tennessee Titans running back finished with the second-most rushing yards (1,538) in the NFL last season.
Young, the No. 1 pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, made his first career start on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. There were certainly some growing pains for the former Heisman winner, who finished 20 of 38 for 146 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.