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Not Yet Tua Time: Fitzpatrick To Remain Dolphins' Starter

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa does drills during practice at the NFL football team's training facility in Davie, Fla. When asked Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, about the Dolphins' quarterback situation, coach Brian Flores paused for eight seconds he answered. That was plenty of time to stir up even more speculation regarding when top draft pick Tagovailoa might make his NFL debut. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa does drills during practice at the NFL football team's training facility in Davie, Fla. When asked Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, about the Dolphins' quarterback situation, coach Brian Flores paused for eight seconds he answered. That was plenty of time to stir up even more speculation regarding when top draft pick Tagovailoa might make his NFL debut. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback for at least another week, further delaying the NFL debut of Tua Tagovailoa.

MIAMI: Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback for at least another week, further delaying the NFL debut of Tua Tagovailoa.

The Dolphins announced Tuesday on Twitter that Fitzpatrick will get the nod Sunday at San Francisco. The disclosure ends speculation that coach Brian Flores was about to turn the offense over to Tagovailoa, drafted out of Alabama with the fifth overall pick as a potential franchise quarterback.

The 37-year-old Fitzpatrick recently described his career as a roller coaster, and that has been the case this season with Miami (1-3). In two games he has totaled four touchdown passes and no interceptions, and in the other two games including Sundays loss to Seattle he has thrown for no scores with five interceptions.

Two of the four quarterbacks taken in the first round of this year’s draft the Bengals Joe Burrow and the Chargers Justin Herbert are already starting and played well Sunday.

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