| Palm Beach Post
The Miami Dolphins got their first in-game look at their quarterback of the future Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.
He completed his first pass — a 1-yard pass in the flat to Patrick Laird — and finished 2 for 2 with 9 yards as the Dolphins wound out the clock in their 24-0 win.
Ryan Fitzpatrick showed no signs of giving up the starting job just yet, throwing for three touchdowns for the second week in a row as the Dolphins built and maintained a huge lead.
Fitzpatrick — as well as the rest of the crowd — was excited to see the rookie get his first snaps.
The start of Tua Time looked imminent a few weeks ago. Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins offense struggled in a loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks. But the Dolphins announced no change was coming, and nothing has changed those plans since.
Head coach Brian Flores said he didn’t put in Tagovailoa in garbage time against the 49ers because he didn’t see the point of it.
“I don’t know what we really get out of that, in my opinion,” Flores said earlier this week. “If he gets a couple of snaps in a game, I’m not sure — we’re running the ball the whole time. If we want to give it to him and let him hand the ball off, I guess maybe that will make some people happy but I just don’t see any real point in that. That’s just my opinion.”
Cameras captured the two QBs going over film on the sidelines Sunday.
Last week at San Francisco, after Fitzpatrick tossed his third TD of the game, FOX cameras captured the rookie celebrating with the veteran.
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