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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa to start vs. Jets

Oct 31, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 31, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins will turn back to Tua Tagovailoa to start their upcoming road game against the New York Jets, coach Brian Flores announced Monday.

Tagovailoa, who has been nursing a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand, came on in relief of an injured Jacoby Brissett during the Dolphins’ 22-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.

He completed 8 of 13 passes for 158 yards for the Dolphins (3-7), who have won two in a row heading into Sunday’s game against the Jets (2-7) in East Rutherford, N.J.

Tagovailoa, 23, has thrown for 1,198 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in six games this season. He missed three games earlier this season because of fractured ribs.

The Dolphins selected Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In 14 career starts, including five this season, he has a 7-7 record.

–Field Level Media