The Tua Tagovailoa period is about to start in Miami and the thrill is brewing, but it surely has incited some hypothesis as to how the workforce is dealing with the large change.
At 3-3 and second within the AFC East, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores determined to make Tagovailoa the beginning quarterback. The 22-year-old Alabama product will make his first NFL begin on Sunday within the Dolphins’ Week 8 matchup in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams.
As a lot as his Dolphins teammates have expressed their pleasure for Tagovailoa, there are some exterior the franchise pushing the notion of locker room dissent. As columnist Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald pointed out, ESPN’s Sunday morning pregame present mentioned at size how the QB change has prompted some division inside the workforce.
“That locker room resents Tua was kind of simply given the job,” ESPN analyst Matt Hasselbeck said.
Salguero vehemently refutes the hypothesis that there’s any resentment within the Dolphins locker room relating to the choice to bench Fitzpatrick, who signed a two-year contract with Miami as a free agent in March 2019. Fitzpatrick vented his personal frustration last week, although there was no indication that’s unfold all through the workforce.
Mike Gesicki spoke with reporters Monday concerning the swap and the veteran tight finish spoke of the respect he has for Fitzpatrick in addition to the excessive anticipation he has for Tagovailoa.
“I’ll without end be indebted to Fitz,” Geisicki stated. “He believed in me when not too many individuals did.”
Fitzpatrick had a 70.1 % completion charge by way of six video games, per Professional Soccer Reference, recording 1,535 yards, 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
“Tua’s carried out an exceptional job incomes everyone’s respect within the locker room after which clearly everyone’s respect exterior of the locker room upstairs, giving him this chance,” Geisicki stated. “He’s earned it and I’m excited for him.”