The Miami Dolphins have named Tua Tagovailoa their starter for Sunday’s game against the Los Angelos Rams.
The Miami Dolphins took QB, Tagovailoa 5th overall in the 2020 NFL draft, and now have named him their starter for this weeks matchup, as well as the remainder of the season.
It comes as a surprise to most as Ryan Fitzpatrick has been the teams starter for the season, and has led Miami to a 3-3 record, just a one game behind the first place Buffalo Bills.
Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,535 yards with a 10-7 TD-INT ratio through his 6 games this season, defeating the Jaguars, 49ers, and the Jets.
Tagovailoa entered Sunday’s game against the New York Jets as they were up 24-0 with little time left in the final quarter, completing 2 passes, one to Jakeem Grant for a first down strike to keep the clock ticking.
Miami head coach Brian Flores decided it was time to give Tagovailoa his shot, and this decision proves he loved what he saw from the 22-year-old.
Tua Tagovailoa has been doubted since entering the NFL draft, drawing question marks surrounding his health, and height of 6’ tall.
Tagovailoa will now lead the Dolphins like he led Alabama in college, where he won the National Championship as well as MVP in 2017.
Flores and the Miami organization now hand the keys to Tua Tagovailoa, with Fitzpatrick now in the backseat, still mentoring the young quarterback.