RIP Fitzmagic: Tua Is The New Starter In Miami

 

Interesting, interesting. I don't think many saw this move coming, as Ryan Fitzpatrick has played pretty well this season, throwing for over 1500 yards, 10 TDs to 7 INTs with a 95.0 QB rating. Not numbers that will melt the Earth, but he's proven to be a good starter in the league, and is coming off back to back wins with a combined score of 67-17. The Fins are 3-3, one game back of the 4-2 Bills in the AFC East. But alas, the powers that be in Miami have decided the future is now, and have turned to their first round draft pick Tua Tagovailoa to lead the team after this week's bye week.

Some people see this as a tank move. Instead of letting Fitz challenge for a playoff spot, go with the unproven rookie, let him take the lumps, take some losses that would otherwise be wins, and get one last top 10 draft pick. 

On the other hand, it's possible they've seen enough out of Tua in practice to decide he can do what Fitz can do, and they'd prefer him to at least get a shot at the starting job. Worst comes to worst, Fitz can be plugged back in, no harm no foul.

I do see it as a bit of an odd move, as these are Fitzmagic's last two games:

 

 

But, again, the future is now in Miami. I don't think this is the last we've seen of ol' Ryan Fitzpatrick this year though. He always finds a way, like an Angel in the Outfield, to show up right when he's needed.