The seventh-round draft pick from Kansas State cherishes the opportunity to start for the team.
Meanwhile, the team hopes he can stop the Dolphins’ two-game losing streak by playing a spectacular game.
Dolphins expected Week 6 starting QB Skylar Thompson said “it’s a dream come true” to start 1st NFL game.
Skylar got plenty support from teammates/fam. 1st call w/ news he was starting was his dad — he noted they have been thru a lot together — then continued his Tuesday prep. pic.twitter.com/mZPb3K8fza
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 12, 2022
NFL Network national reporter Cameron Wolfe tweeted, “Dolphins expected Week 6 starting QB Skylar Thompson said ‘it’s a dream come true’ to start 1st NFL game. Skylar got plenty support from teammates/fam. 1st call w/ news he was starting was his dad — he noted they have been thru a lot together — then continued his Tuesday prep.”
Skylar Reacting To The Calls
Tagovailoa has been indefinitely out of action after the gestures he manifested in their Week 4 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Defensive tackle Josh Tupou made the sack, and Tagovailoa was seen with serious concussion symptoms after that hit.
Meanwhile, Teddy Bridgewater is also in concussion protocol after a hit he absorbed versus the New York Jets in Week 5.
ESPN NFL nation reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques tweeted, “McDaniel says Teddy Bridgewater is not able to do any football exercises at practice today. He will likely be out there doing light aerobic work (Phase 2). On Thursday, however, Bridgewater will be able to do limited football activities (Phase 3).”
Therefore, Thompson’s stint as a starter may be short-lived, with Bridgewater taking over again.
But the Dolphins might return to Bridgewater behind center if he manifested great promise and complete recovery.
Thompson had 19 completions for 166 yards in their game against the Jets.