Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely to leave the Miami Dolphins creating a back-up problem.
With Ryan Fitzpatrick an impending free agent and not likely to return to back-up Tua now that Chan Gailey is gone, there is a need for a back-up quarterback. Miami currently has Reid Sinnett and keep playing with Jake Ruddock. They need to find a better option because Tua is still young and learning the ropes of the league.
Lately there has been a ton of focus on Deshaun Watson wanting to be traded out of Houston, maybe he does but even if the Dolphins suddenly did make that blockbuster deal, they would need a back-up as it would likely mean a move to send Tua out of South Florida.
The problem with finding a suitable back-up at this position is that no one wants to be a back-up.
Jacoby Brissett – Brissett may want to get out of Indianapolis but it will depend on what Phillip Rivers decides to do this year. If he retired, Brissett will oversee the team until a QB can be groomed.
Tyrod Taylor – Taylor lost his job to Justin Herbert and it is highly unlikely he will want to take a backseat to Tua Tagovailoa.
Mike Glennon – At 31 years old, Glennon is still serving as a decent back-up in the NFL. His problem is he is not a starting option but off the bench, he can deliver a decent outing but to rely on him beyond that is not ideal.
Miami’s best option at this position is to get a journeyman veteran and continue to develop Ruddock and Reid through camp and then make a decision.