He is not Jacoby Brissett
Miami Dolphins fans only need three things from the backup quarterback position:
1. Be ready
2. Win about half of your games
3. Don’t be Jacoby Brissett
It is hard to place blame on any individual person for the team’s shortcomings early on in the 2021 season. There were issues all over the field as well as off of it, but one thing was for sure; the Dolphins were at their worst when Brissett was under center.
We thought it was a legit signing last off season. A veteran who has been a part of winning programs and has a strong arm is a good backup for Tagovailoa. But Brissett didn’t bring much to the table last season. He started 5 games when Tua was injured, and threw just 5 touchdowns to 4 interceptions. The Dolphins went 2-3 in games that Brissett started under center, but one of those victories came when Tagovailoa relieved him of his duties halfway through the contest and pulled the team to a big win against Baltimore.
Brissett’s style of play can best be described as “lumbering”, which was something that was on full display as he often found himself running away from charging defensive linemen. He made some bone headed mistakes that were on par for how the season was progressing, and he certainly didn’t show the winning poise that the Dolphins needed at that point in the year.