The Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has been utilizing Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback this season.
The Dolphins have improved a lot from last season. From going 5-11 last time, they are on a 10-5 record this season with a game remaining to play. Also, the team is in line to feature in their first playoffs since 2016.
One of the main reasons for their success is the coach’s decision to utilize both his quarterback, the young Tua Tagovailoa and the veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. With 165 NFL appearances with different franchises, Fitzpatrick has loads of experience which Tagovailoa lacks.
Speaking about how the coach has been able to use both the quarterbacks, NFL insider Dan Graziano said:
“There’s 3 guys; because you add Flores along with the two guys that are the quarterbacks. Yes, unique individuals that are equipped psychologically and emotionally to handle it.
‘Look Tua, You’re our guy. We drafted you #5, you’re going to be the starter here. But you’re a rookie’. And Rookies have growing pains.”
He also commended the coach’s decision and said the same thing wouldn’t’ have worked with Aaron Rodgers and Dwayne Haskins.
“It takes guts and good coaching by Flores to do it. And it takes the two guys who have the mentality that Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tua have to pull this off. It wouldn’t have worked if you had an Aaron Rodgers and Dwayne Haskins.”