Report: Tua Tagovailoa replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick as Dolphins’ starting quarterback
The Miami Dolphins are opening a new chapter as the team has finally decided to name rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as their QB1 moving forward. Veteran playmaker Ryan Fitzpatrick will now serve as the rookie’s backup, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Dolphins head coach Brian Flores insisted on naming Tagovailoa as his QB1 in the earlier parts of the season and would rather make a decision based on the rookie’s developments.
After five weeks of football proceedings, the Dolphins found themselves with a subpar 2-3 record. Flores gave an opportunity for the rookie to strut his wares in the closing minutes of their Week 6 matchup against the New York Jets.
The former Alabama Crimson Tide took the field for the first time and he tallied nine passing yards on a perfect 2/2 passes completed as the Dolphins dominated on a 24-0 decision.
On the other hand, Fitzpatrick played under center for the majority of the game and generated 191 passing yards on an 18-of-27 passing clip with three passing touchdowns for the Dolphins.
The win now gives the Miami-based squad an even 3-3 record to have sole possession of the second spot in the AFC East division, only a game behind the Buffalo Bills who have a 4-2 record.
Tua Tagovailoa will officially start under center for the first time this season as they host the Los Angeles Rams on November 1 for Week 8 proceedings.
Hopefully, being named as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback will commence an eventful playing career for the Hawaiian native in the NFL moving forward.