Report: Jacoby Brissett will start for the Dolphins in Thursday Night Football

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Jacoby Brissett will start for the Dolphins in Thursday Night Football, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Media reports. Tua Tagovailoa will back up Brissett as the former first-round choice continues to recover from a fractured middle finger on his throwing (left) hand.

Tagovailoa was listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Ravens.

Brissett started last week, too, with Tagovailoa serving as the backup. Brissett went 26-of-43 for 244 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the victory over the Texans.

Tagovailoa missed three games on injured reserve earlier this season after fracturing ribs. He has played five games and that includes only nine snaps in the Week 2 loss to the Bills.

For the season, Tagovailoa has played 80 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, a percentage that obviously will go down after tonight.

16 responses to “Report: Jacoby Brissett will start for the Dolphins in Thursday Night Football

  1. Damn this has to be the worst type of pain for a sports fan. My heart was beating fast thinking Miami might take Herbert then the Jets would have to deal with him and Allen. Once I saw it was Tua I smh in utter disappointment. The Chargers ribs must’ve been aching after that. Grier has to go.

  2. Everyone on the planet had Tua rated higher then Herbert. So all the talk about Miami making a mistake is easy to say now. But the fact of the matter is not one GM rated Herbert higher than Tua.
    If Miami could get out of their own way and let Tua run plays that he knows we might possibly see what he has to offer. But with 3 offensive coordinators calling the wrong plays we will never know.
    And having Brissett as the back up is even worse because he wouldn’t make 3rd string on most teams
    This franchise is a complete disaster right now and as a lifelong fan it is really painful to stay supportive.

  3. irvindirvin says:
    November 11, 2021 at 6:50 pm
    Damn this has to be the worst type of pain for a sports fan. My heart was beating fast thinking Miami might take Herbert then the Jets would have to deal with him and Allen.

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    Every Dolphins fan and their mother wanted Tua and never even saw Herbert play once. I don’t believe you.

  4. dolphins170 says:
    November 11, 2021 at 6:54 pm
    Good, Bad or ugly I just want to watch him play so we can properly evaluate him.
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    Good luck! Good, bad, or ugly, Tua will never do anything if he doesn’t have time to throw.

  5. In all reality, how can you say a guy is healthy enough to be the back up QB but not start?
    Something is up with this team other then being one of the worst coached teams in the NFL.

  6. The reason the Fins brought Brissett in is because he was comfortable with being a backup and competing. Fitzmagic wanted a chance to start and knowing what he can do would cause some locker room problems if he wasn’t starting. That said the Fins still brought in a younger vet with alot of games under his belt. It wasn’t to help Tua along, it was because they knew Tua would eventually miss time. This team is an absolute mess from the general manager to the coach. We have pieces on defense and offense but we have no offense line. And we have a coaching staff that keeps doing the same thing over again hoping for different results. Pretty clear that Flores is over his head as a coach. He was never a coordinator, only an assistant. Trying the “Patriot Way” has blown upon their face. We’d be more competitive with the prior regime that’s the sad part.

  7. The worst about about Thursday Night Football, the commentators won’t call out the BS calls.

  8. I think what’s lost in the LOLPhins decision to take T’ua, is the fact that the kid is still human, and he has to deal with the BS surrounding his draft position.

    Regardless of where and when he got draft and before or after who, he’s still a good stuck in an awful position.

    He could very well end up being a Brisett type. Sport starter, nothing more

  9. Wow..they decided to blitz And let Howard and Jones earn their big checks! Trying to create pressure all year with 4 man rush when all the money is in the secondary! Just can’t make up this kind of dumb..

  10. skcusoirolf says:
    November 11, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    Everyone on the planet had Tua rated higher then Herbert. So all the talk about Miami making a mistake is easy to say now. But the fact of the matter is not one GM rated Herbert higher than Tua.
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    NOBODY on planet earth who actually watches football had Tua rated above Herbert. Stop the nonsense. Herbert was the highest rated QB the year before he even came out. Tua was ranked high by the dolphins and only the dolphins. The same way the dolphins had Austin Jackson and Noah Igbogne rated high. Fins also rate their free agents high like Shaq Lawrence and Byron Jones, both were bad signings. Just the dolphins being the dolphins. Stop trying to change the narrative. Tua stinks!! The fans who still need to see more before making a decision should probably sit out on this discussion. Fins are still trying to figure out if Devante Parker can be a number 1 receiver hahahaha.

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