Tua Traded for Fitzpatrick
An unexpected turn of events occurred when veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched for the first round pick Tua Tagovailoa in Miami. He had been playing well in the 2020 season and it was alarming when he said that his “heart just hurt all day.” Now, we are learning that there are some underlying reasons as to why the quarterbacks were switched.
The Dolphins have two picks in the first two rounds, and are eyeing the failure of the Texans because this could land them some great picks. If the Texans do not perform well in the 2020 season, the Dolphins will need to know if Tua is a good choice at QB. If he does not perform up to par, they will have to consider looking at next year’s quarterbacks which include highly rated prospect Trevor Lawrence from Clemson. “We feel like through practice meetings and walk-throughs that he’s ready, and that’s how we’re going moving forward,” Flores said of the move at QB, via ESPN. ” Though the trade was difficult for Fitzpatrick, he was incredibly happy for the up and coming rookie. But, he did have some sad and slightly harsh words for the head coach after saying that he felt like he was being fired from the team. “I was shocked by it. It definitely caught me off guard. It was a hard thing for me to hear yesterday, just kind of digesting the news. My heart just hurt all day. It was heartbreaking for me,” Fitzpatrick said Wednesday. “Flo kind of said what he said and said what he said to you guys as well, and that’s the decision and the direction that the organization is going in.”
We will have to see how Tua does in the next 9 games of the season, possibly bringing the Dolphins to the playoffs.