Miami Dolphins Backup QB Overview


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Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sets up to pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday after Skylar Thompson was hurt.

Tommy Thornton, Staff Writer

The Miami Dolphins face the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday starting their third-string quarterback.

Thompson played against the Jets last week when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down and couldn’t come back due to concussion protocol. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is also out with the concussion he received in week 4. That said, rookie Thompson has a lot to prove after the rough rookie outing he showed Dolphins fans last week. The Dolphins are now 3-2 and can’t afford to lose three straight games just after the strong showing they had to the season. 

The Minnesota Vikings are 4-1 and look to win more games. The Vikings have favored this game, but the Dolphins still have a strong chance to win. Skylar was not supposed to play against the Jets, so he was not preparing for the game. In the postgame interviews, Sklar even said that he didn’t get a full grasp of the playbook. With a whole week of preparation, Skylar can finally learn the playbook and be more comfortable in the pocket. The Vikings are also very inconsistent, so if the Dolphins show their strong defense, maybe the offense can put up enough points on the board.

Fans aren’t looking for Skylar Thompson to be the next Tom Brady, but they do want Skylar to put up at least 20 points on the scoreboard and let the defense do the rest. The Miami Dolphins need to have this win for a momentum shift this season. If Skylar can do that, the Dolphins are looking to be playoff contenders again.