Report: Dolphins’ player’s awkward revelation about Tua Tagovailoa announcement
It seemed that not everyone in the Miami Dolphins organization was rightfully informed about the recent quarterback change. According to an unnamed Dolphins player, he among other players, aside from quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick, have not been told about the emerging developments, as per Barry Jackson.
One Dolphins player conveyed he hasn't been told about QB change to Tua and doesn't know of any teammates (beyond potentially Tua and Fitz) who have been told. So Dolphins can't be thrilled with exact timing of news breaking.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 20, 2020
Through the first five weeks of the 2020 NFL season, the Dolphins rolled with veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick starting under center along with rookie gunslinger Tua Tagovailoa not seeing any action on the field.
The journeyman in Fitzpatrick started once again in their Week 6 encounter against the visiting New York Jets. With the game pretty much decided from start to finish, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores decided to give Tagovailoa his first taste of professional football.
He finally made his long-awaited NFL debut when he entered the game with 2:27 left, capping his comeback from a hip injury that prematurely ended his Alabama career last November.
The rookie generated nine passing yards on 2-of-2 passes completed as he led the offense in the dying minutes of the final frame. The game eventually ended on a 24-0 outcome with the Dolphins improving on a 3-3 record and garnering a .500 winning percentage for the first time under Flores.
The win now puts them in sole possession of the second spot in the AFC East competition while the loss further dropped their rival in the cellar-dwelling spot of the same division.
The Dolphins will be having a bye in the Week 7 of the season before the 22-year-old Hawaiian native makes his official start as the team’s QB1 in their matchup against the Los Angeles Rams on November 1 for Week 8 proceedings.