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Dolphins Plan To Start QB Skylar Thompson In Week 6

October 12th, 2022 at 10:04am CST by Sam Robinson

Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater remain in concussion protocol. The protocol changes brought on by Tagovailoa’s injury helped lead Bridgewater out of the Dolphins’ Week 5 game. As of now, it does not look like either will be back in Week 6.

Mike McDaniel said Wednesday rookie seventh-rounder Skylar Thompson is expected to be Miami’s starting quarterback against Minnesota in Week 6. Although McDaniel did not guarantee Tagovailoa would miss a second straight game, that is the expectation.

McDaniel added (via NFL.com’s Cameron Wolfe, on Twitter) that Bridgewater clearing the protocol before Sunday would likely mean he is Thompson’s backup, flipping the roles from Week 5. Had Bridgewater’s concussion not occurred, the veteran would certainly be in position to start against the Vikings. But the former Minnesota first-round pick has now sustained three concussions over the past two years. The Dolphins exercising caution here is unsurprising, given recent events.

Tagovailoa, whose quick return from a Week 3 injury ignited a firestorm that led to the NFL and NFLPA agreeing on new protocols regarding players who show concussion-like symptoms, is expected to resume throwing Wednesday, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. While it does appear the 2020 first-round pick is on the right track, McDaniel said Monday no timetable exists for a return.

After going down with a concussion in a scary Week 4 scene, Tagovailoa has consulted with four independent specialists, per NFL.com. He increased his cardio and strength work over the weekend. It certainly looks like the Alabama product is on his way to returning — perhaps before the midseason point — but this injury has undeniably altered Miami’s season and changed the NFL.

McDaniel viewing Thompson on a full week of practices as a better option than a limited Bridgewater, as the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson notes (via Twitter), is interesting. Bridgewater, however, missed three full games and parts of two others due to concussions in 2021. The league’s previous protocol allowed Bridgewater to return from a Sunday concussion in time to play a Thursday-night game in Cleveland last year. The ninth-year passer’s latest setback came on his first snap against the Jets. Independent spotters’ observations led to Bridgewater’s removal, one that obviously changed the Dolphins’ outlook against their AFC East rivals.

A Kansas City, Mo., native who excelled at Kansas State, Thompson went off the board 247th in this year’s draft. His surprise debut produced a 19-for-33 completion rate and 166 passing yards. While Thompson threw a touchdown pass, he committed two turnovers that helped key a Jets onslaught. The Jets’ 40-17 win represented their biggest margin of victory over the Dolphins in 15 years. A second Thompson start would certainly play into the Vikings’ hands Sunday in Miami, giving the Dolphins a greater chance to fall from 3-0 to 3-3.

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17 minutes ago, Dwight Englewood said:

After the tua debacle if adolphins qb gets looked at the wrong way it’s concussion protocol

Just wait until Tua comes back there are not going to let anyone touch him. The NFL doesn’t want that on their hands.The NFL will make a feel good Tua comeback story. They almost have to.

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7 hours ago, SuicidalSince98 said:

Per PFT teddy is cleared and will be the backup this Sunday. So we beat the dolphins 2nd QB last week

no Teddy is #2. he is only sitting this week because he had 3 concussions in 2 years and they want to give him another week.

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43 minutes ago, SuicidalSince98 said:

Teddy is playing, he is the backup. So there is no concern with a concussion 

McDaniel added (via NFL.com’s Cameron Wolfe, on Twitter) that Bridgewater clearing the protocol before Sunday would likely mean he is Thompson’s backup, flipping the roles from Week 5. Had Bridgewater’s concussion not occurred, the veteran would certainly be in position to start against the Vikings. But the former Minnesota first-round pick has now sustained three concussions over the past two years. The Dolphins exercising caution here is unsurprising, given recent events.

we beat the 3rd string no matter how you want to spin it.

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Just now, doitny said:

McDaniel added (via NFL.com’s Cameron Wolfe, on Twitter) that Bridgewater clearing the protocol before Sunday would likely mean he is Thompson’s backup, flipping the roles from Week 5. Had Bridgewater’s concussion not occurred, the veteran would certainly be in position to start against the Vikings. But the former Minnesota first-round pick has now sustained three concussions over the past two years. The Dolphins exercising caution here is unsurprising, given recent events.

we beat the 3rd string no matter how you want to spin it.

The bolded part is journalist comentary. I am not sure you understand how the NFL works. if they were concerned about teddy’s concussion risk he would absolutely not be the backup. The backup is one play from being in the game, as we saw last week

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13 hours ago, Alentador31 said:

Honestly I hope he does great. Tired of these Dolphin fans down here make excuses for last week's loss. 

Dont really care. For years we were a free 2 wins for each AFC east opponent whether it be injuries, talent...etc.  and no one said anything. We should not apologize for not beating a team not at absolute full strength....

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1 hour ago, SuicidalSince98 said:

The bolded part is journalist comentary. I am not sure you understand how the NFL works. if they were concerned about teddy’s concussion risk he would absolutely not be the backup. The backup is one play from being in the game, as we saw last week

fair enough. but Skylar is the 3rd string. next week it Teddy or Tua and he is back to the PS. 

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15 minutes ago, slimjasi said:

Who is arguing that Thompson wasn’t the 3rd string QB?

 

14 minutes ago, slimjasi said:

Didn’t we know this?

 

19 hours ago, SuicidalSince98 said:

Per PFT teddy is cleared and will be the backup this Sunday. So we beat the dolphins 2nd QB last week

 

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