The Miami Dolphins announced today that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the week 1 starter, and Tua Tagovailoa will be the backup.
Perhaps the decision was made because the Dolphins will be facing the Patriots in Week 1, and they would rather go with a veteran over a rookie, void of a preseason.
Reports indicate that Tua had an inconsistent training camp with the Dolphins, and he admitted himself he has a lot to learn about the NFL game.
Tua is use to that bench life.
I will never forget when he came off the bench in 2017 to replace Jalen Hurts and led his team to a National Championship over my UGA Bulldogs.
Being an ATL sports fans is like constantly putting your emotions on a roller-coaster.
Tua’s last 2 years as an active player at Alabama he totaled 76 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions.
His last season at Alabama he suffered a hip injury and decided to have surgery, while it was the correct decision it moved his draft stock down.
Most NFL fans are familiar with Fitz Magic, but it is sporadic.
Fitzpatrick is a solid QB who has spurts of brilliance, which may explain why he’s been with 8 different teams in his 15-year career.
He has consistently beat out younger QBs for playing time throughout his career including, Josh Rosen, Jameis Winston, Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg.
Last year with the Dolphins Fitz totaled 3,529 passing yards and 20 touchdowns in 15 games.
His best year was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2018, he had a 100.4 QB rating with an NFL best 9.6 yards per attempt.
Before I started this post I was of the opinion that the Dolphins were making the wrong decision, but I have convinced myself that they are making the right decision.
I see it as a win-win for Tua because he gets to sit behind a proven, well-respected journeyman and learn the NFL game.
Do you think the Dolphins are making the right decision by starting Ryan Fitzpatrick over Tua?
Source: Bleacher Report