The Miami Dolphins have downgraded quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to doubtful for their matchup against the New York Jets.
It appears that it’s Ryan Fitzpatrick time once again.
On Saturday, the Miami Dolphins downgraded starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to doubtful. Friday’s injury report listed him as questionable with a thumb injury (throwing hand), but a day later, it appears as though an old friend will square off against his former team for the second time this season.
The first-round Alabama product injured his thumb in practice this week on the heels of a tough performance against the Denver Broncos last Sunday. Tagovailoa threw for just 83 yards and a touchdown on 11 of 20 passing.
Elsewhere, Sam Darnold is set to make his second return from injury this season. After missing two games earlier in the year with an AC joint/shoulder issue, Darnold missed the last two New York Jets contests after reaggravating the injury in Kansas City.
Young Darnold practiced in-full Thursday and Friday after being a limited participant on Wednesday.
The most concerning issue for the Jets is the state of the right side of the line. Right tackle George Fant left the team’s 34-28 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers with a knee/ankle issue and did not return. He and Chuma Edoga are doubtful for the Dolphins. This means Conor McDermott should start on the right side.
The Dolphins come into the contest pretty banged up. Running back Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and defensive end Solomon Kindley (foot) have already been declared as out, while wide receiver Jakeem Grant (hamstring) is still a question mark.
If the 0-10 Jets are to snag their first victory of the season, they’ll likely have to get it done against Fitzpatrick. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Sunday from MetLife Stadium.