The Miami Dolphins announced Saturday that they’ve downgraded rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) to doubtful for Week 12’s game against the Jets.
This, of course, means that Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely to start for the Dolphins on Sunday.
Miami also promoted QB Reid Sinnett to their active roster, which further implies Tagovailoa will be inactive tomorrow.
Mike Garafolo reported earlier in the day that Tagovailoa’s status was “very much in doubt” and the Dolphins were not going to push him to play through his thumb injury.
Last week, the Dolphins made the decision to bench Tagovailoa in favor of Fitzpatrick for the fourth quarter. However, the team has maintained that this decision won’t affect his job status moving forward.
Tagovailoa, 22, was selected with the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s draft by the Dolphins. He signed a four-year, $30,275,438 rookie contract that includes a $19,578,501 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year for the Dolphins to pick up for the 2024 season.
In 2020, Tagovailoa has appeared in five games for the Dolphins and completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 602 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He has also rushed for 34 yards.