Just as many of us hoped, we’re getting at least one of the premiere matchups between two of the top-three quarterbacks from the 2020 NFL draft.
According to Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, and reported by Adam Schefter, Miami is moving forward with their rookie signal-caller despite Ryan Fitzpatrick having the Dolphins in second place in the AFC East and riding a two-game winning streak.
This just in: pic.twitter.com/byikxkJW68— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2020
After the Dolphins built a 28-point lead over the Jets on Sunday, Tua entered the game and took his first professional snaps under center. He completed both of his pass attempts for nine yards.
When asked about the decision to start Tua, Flores said “It’s just time.”
Why turn to Tua now, with the #Dolphins on a 2-game win streak?— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 20, 2020
Said one source: "It's just time."
Brian Flores is known for surprises. Here's another one. Tua gets his first start after the bye, at home Nov. 1 against the #Rams.
It seems that coaches can vary quite a lot when it comes to breaking in a rookie quarterback. Many prefer to sit and wait until everything goes sideways while some simply give it an entire season for the rookie to learn behind a veteran. In this case, Flores waited until the Dolphins were in a good spot, with the team riding a little high and having excellent morale.
Will it end up being the right choice? Time will tell, but this Week 10 matchup is about the be AWESOME.