Tagovailoa threw the assist in overtime and finished the game with 166 yards of passing with three touchdowns. He was named offensive MVP of the game when Alabama won its 17th national championship. Last season, the Dolphins won 5-11 and moved up to last place in AFC East. Miami split time between quarterbacks Josh Rosen and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started for most of the season. The team withdrew from the playoffs in Week 13 and therefore did not reach the postal season for the third consecutive year. .