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Dolphins officially name Ryan Fitzpatrick as starting quarterback

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins will be gearing up against division rival New England Patriots on Week 1 with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick officially at the helm. The team looks to conclude a training camp that saw little competition between Fitzpatrick, rookie Tua Tagovailoa, and former Dolphin Josh Rosen.

The third-year player in Rosen was already let go by the team and didn’t go unsigned for long. He reportedly agreed to be named to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad for the upcoming season.

The veteran leadership of Fitzpatrick helped him cruise over the rest of the quarterback competition during training camp. The stability that he brings to the team was much-needed especially with a shallow offensive rotation that the Dolphins currently have.

Playing behind the 16-year veteran is former Alabama Crimson Tide gunslinger Tua Tagovailoa. The rookie is still fresh coming off a dislocated hip injury which abruptly ended his collegiate career. However, he seems to be healthy all throughout the team’s training camp but will remain to be a project for head coach Brian Flores for the time being.

Despite the limitations, Tagovailoa is still primed to be QB1 for the Dolphins sometime in the future as Fitzpatrick is already nearing the twilight zone of his career. Regardless of who is at the helm, head coach Flores is looking to maximize every player available at his disposal.

The Miami Dolphins are looking to make the most out of their present situation along with a seemingly bright future that they can all look forward to in the years to come.