If the Dolphins are indeed going to move forward with Tua Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback, then having a serviceable backup will be of the upmost importance. Tagovailoa has dealt with a growing laundry list of injuries, and his time in the starting lineup has been adversely affected.
Last season, it was Ryan Fitzpatrick who willed the team to multiple victories. He was not only a solid backup but a mentor to the rookie Tagovailoa, as well. This season, the switching between quarterbacks has not gone nearly as smooth. Jacoby Brissett seemed to be a solid pickup when Miami signed him in the off season, but he has done next to nothing in his appearances to win over the coaching staff or the fan base. The offensive line has had its own problems in getting its quarterbacks to remain upright in the pocket, but Brissett’s throws and decision-making have been questionable at very best.
Luckily for the Dolphins, Brissett is on just a one-year deal, and will likely be in search of a new home during the off season. It remains to be seen what other backups become available, but stomaching another season of Brissett as QB2 is something that none of us want.