Tua taking over as Dolphins' starting QB: report


The Tua Era is reportedly set to begin in Miami.

Tua Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall pick in this year's draft, has reportedly been promoted to starting quarterback by the Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Veteran journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick started the Dolphins' first six games, leading them to a 3-3 record. The 37-year-old Harvard product has completed over 70% of his passes while tossing seven touchdown passes and five interceptions.

The Dolphins were on a bye in Week 7, so Tua's debut as starter would come against the tough Los Angeles Rams defense in Week 8 on Nov. 1.

The rookie left-hander made his professional debut in mop-up duty against the division-rival New York Jets in Week 6. He completed both of his pass attempts for 9 yards in Miami's 24-0 romp over Gang Green.

Tagovailoa rode the pine for the Dolphins' first five games after Fitzpatrick took first-team snaps throughout training camp and was later named the starter before Week 1.

The Alabama product's college career ended on an ominous note after he suffered a season-ending hip injury in November 2019, a setback reportedly factored into the Dolphins' decision to ease him into action.

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