The Miami Dolphins coach said the rookie quarterback was questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets due to a left thumb injury. Flores noted that he would watch a practice film on Tagovailoa before making a final decision.
Tua stuck his thumb on his hand throwing on a helmet during Wednesday practice. It was listed as limited.
The No.5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft just won his worst game of the season in Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos, in which he was benched in the fourth quarter in favor of the veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Flores said after the game that Tagovailoa remained the starting quarterback. The new thumb injury, however, could prompt the Dolphins to hand over the starting reins to Fitzpatrick.
On the flip side, facing a winless Jets team that ranks among the NFL’s worst passing defenses could be a good chance to put Tua back on an upbeat track before the competition stiffens in late December for a team. of the Dolphins in the playoff hunt. .
Running back Myles Gaskin (knee) is also questionable heading into the weekend. Comrade RB Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) was excluded.