| Palm Beach Post
Dolphins veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced rookie Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at the Broncos.
The Dolphins were trailing by 10 points, but it was not immediately clear whether the decision was performance-related or the result of an injury. Tua has been dealing with a left foot injury, and the injury appeared to be exacerbated on Tagovailoa’s last play, when he was sacked for a 9-yard loss.
Tagovailoa’s foot appeared to get caught underneath his body. CBS cameras did show Tagovailoa walking on the sideline following the sack.
Tagovailoa was 11-of-20 passing for 83 yards and a touchdown when he exited.
At Alabama last year, Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending hip injury in November.
On Fitzpatrick’s drive, he guided the Dolphins to a field goal. It was Miami’s first points of the second half.
Fitzpatrick began the season as the Dolphins starter before Tagovailoa replaced him three weeks ago. Tagovailoa had gone 3-0 with five touchdown passes and zero interceptions in his first three NFL starts.