Social media was buzzing on Sunday when Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos in a move that coach Brian Flores said was not injury-related.
Flores made clear that there won’t be any QB changes, meaning that Tagovailoa will remain the Dolphins’ starter despite being benched for his performance Sunday.
The former Alabama Crimson Tide star completed 11 of 20 passes for 83 yards and one touchdown before getting benched. He was also sacked some six times.
Following the loss, Tagovailoa shared his reaction to getting benched.
“My thoughts were whatever was going to be best for the team,” Tagovailoa said in his postgame press conference. “When I was in, we couldn’t really get things going and Coach felt like it was the best decision to put Fitz in to give us a spark. When I heard that — it’s really what’s best for the team. If we were to win with Fitz in there, the locker room would be a lot different and everyone would be a lot happier. It just sucks to lose.”
The Dolphins will look to rebound against the Jets.