The Miami Dolphins began Week 10 in style with a shocking Thursday night win over the Baltimore Ravens.
While Tagovailoa was the backup, he was only in that role because of a finger injury.
But he was still healthy enough to play anyway?
The entire situation was confusing and it appears Brian Flores has made his decision for next week.
Brian Flores says he expects Tua to start for Dolphins.
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) November 15, 2021
Putting Tagovailoa back in as the starter is the right move as the Dolphins try to figure out if he is the quarterback of the future or not.
Per the FOX broadcast, Jacoby Brissett was cleared to return but Brian Flores stopped him from coming in. He instructed Tua Tagovailoa, who is dealing with a fractured finger, to come in.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 12, 2021
Tua Must Keep Starting
The Dolphins used the No. 5 overall pick on Tagovailoa last year and it almost seems like he has been there for four years given the way rumors come and go about his status with the franchise.
He has played in a total of 16 games in his entire career and has dealt with several injuries in 2021.
It is fine if the Dolphins give up on Tagovailoa following the season.
However, he deserves a shot to prove himself the rest of the way.
He came on in relief of Brissett this past week and went 8/13 for 158 yards.
The lefty also ran in a touchdown in what was a bizarre viewing experience for all NFL fans.
Brissett is not the future for the Dolphins at quarterback.
Tagovailoa still could be and has to be out there now that the trade deadline has passed.
Playing against the New York Jets defense could be the perfect way for Tagovailoa to ease back into the starting role and put up some nice numbers at the same time.
The Dolphins getting to 4-7 would also keep some slim playoff hopes alive and add plenty of motivation in the coming weeks as jobs remain on the line all around the organization.