MIAMI (AP) – Rookie Tua Tagovailoa has been named the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback.
A person with knowledge of the decision says the former Alabama star will make his first NFL start on Nov. 1 against the Los Angeles Rams following the team’s bye week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has been demoted despite leading the Dolphins to consecutive victories and throwing for three touchdowns in Sunday’s 24-0 shutout of the New York Jets.
Miami is 3-3 this season.
In his three seasons at Bama, Tua was the most efficient passer in college football history.