The Miami Dolphins started quarterback and Tuya Tagoiloa has been ruled out of the Buffalo Bill due to a broken rib due to an injury in the second week.
At the WPLG in Miami, however, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores told reporters Monday that TagoWillowa is improving and could rejoin for the upcoming Sunday game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
“I talked to him today,” Flores said of his QB1. “He’s throwing today. He’s seen, he’s definitely improving and you know we’ll take it every day and we’re hopeful he’ll practice this week.”
“I saw him today. He sees, he’s improving a lot. All we need to do is walk him around, throw him the ball, throw him when he’s running, see the deep ball. I mean, one thing we can’t see. That is the real and true communication of the quarterback.Obviously from the point of view of pain-tolerance there is going to be something that he has to push, which I am sure he will.
“That’s what we’re looking for. He has to go through a normal practice, throw everything and go through two hours of practice.”
Backup Jacobi Bristet suffered a hamstring injury in the 5th week near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miles Simmons of Pro Football Talk noted that Brisette’s position for the Jacksonville competition is unclear. The Dolphins, meanwhile, have been linked to trade rumors with disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Desaun Watson, although Watson is facing 22 lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and misconduct and 10 criminal charges.
The NFL trade deadline is November 2, so Tagoviloa still has a chance to silence such reports and show if the right person for the Miami job is healthy enough to compete.