The Miami Dolphins needed to upgrade the quarterback position. Yes, I’m aware how many of us, including myself, wish they explored grander options at the starting quarterback position but complaining about that just seems like a major waste of time, at this point.
The Dolphins did the right thing and upgraded their backup quarterback position. Jacoby Brissett was a dumpster fire wrapped in an even bigger dumpster fire. He went 2-3 with one of those wins being the Ravens game where Tua came in and played infinitely better. There was just no way he could be brought back to back up Tua.
Let’s face it, Tua gets hurt often. Is he injury-prone? Maybe. What I know is that every year he acquires injuries that keep him out of games. Sounds like an injury-prone guy to me.
This means that there needs to be a capable guy behind him ready to lead the offense. Teddy Bridgewater can do that.
We know the book on Bridgewater. He can win games but don’t ask him to be your starter for an entire season. That doesn’t really work out for him or the team that is asking him to be their full-year starter. But he does have the ability to come in and win a few games in a row pending that several other areas on the team excel such as a defense. Wouldn’t you know it but the Dolphins do have an excellent defense.
Bridgewater’s style is to protect the ball while not really looking to threaten defenses downfield. Remind you of anybody? That bodes well for a team that plays very good defense and who is going to be looking to run the ball.
Essentially if Tua goes down, I’m not going to feel good about it but I’m also not going to think that the Dolphins have no chance of beating whoever they’re playing that week. We’re lucky to get Bridgewater because I think he would be a candidate to start for a few franchisees who are looking for a bridge(no pun attended) QB.