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Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19, won’t play against Buffalo Bills


The #Miami #Dolphins have given rookie quarterback #Tua #Tagovailoa every chance to develop this season, but they’ve relied on #Ryan #Fitzpatrick, alias “Fitzmagic” as their closer in the clutch. They won’t be able to count on #Fitzpatrick against the #Buffalo #Bills this weekend, though—as #Fitzpatrick tested positive for COVID-19, per NFL #Network’s #Tom #Pelissero and #Ian #Rapoport.

#Because of the positive test, #Fitzpatrick will miss what would’ve been his ninth game against his former team. #Fitzpatrick started his team’s first six games before being benched for #Tagovailoa, but #Dolphins coach #Brian #Flores has had a quick hook. #Fitzpatrick was a major factor in three other games in the second half of the season. The rookie has avoided major mistakes, with ten touchdowns and only two interceptions, but he’s been criticized for taking safe plays that limit the offense. #Fitzpatrick, as #Bills fans are very aware, is a much more exciting rollercoaster. #On behalf of the #Bills fans who fondly remember his years in #Orchard #Park, #Buffalo #Rumblings wants to wish #Fitzpatrick a full and speedy recovery from any coronavirus symptoms.

#All things considered, we won’t know about #Buffalo’s plans for this game until the weekend. #But #Fitzpatrick’s absence makes #Buffalo’s ultimate start-sit decision even more complicated. #For instance:

  • #Keep in mind that, if the #Bills win on #Sunday, their most likely #Wild #Card opponent (in terms of raw percentage) would be the #Dolphins, again. #We already talked about how #Miami is near the top of our “power rankings” of potential opponents.
  • #Fitzpatrick, depending on his recovery, may not be available at that point, leaving #Miami with #Tagovailoa and #Jake #Rudock on the roster for the #Wild #Card. #That’s another competitive advantage.
  • The #Bills may feel that, with their defense and depth, they’re capable of winning a grind-it-out low-scoring battle with the #Dolphins, even with their backups. #So this might give them more incentive to play lots of #Matt #Barkley.
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