NFL Rumors: Dolphins to Start QB3 in Week 6

After a promising 3-0 start that included a monumental win over their division rival Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins' season has taken an ugly turn. In consecutive losses, the team has lost a starting quarterback to a first-half concussion. Now, the Dolphins will start their third quarterback in as many weeks when Skylar Thompson takes the field against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6.
According to Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, top quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater remain in concussion protocol as of Friday morning, all but assuring Thompson gets the nod this Sunday. Thompson stumbled in relief for Bridgewater in Week 5, throwing for 158 net passing yards on 35 dropbacks and losing 40-17 against the New York Jets.

Opening day starter Tagovailoa has been out the past two weeks following a frightening and controversial head injury suffered in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bridgewater exited early in the first quarter of Week 5 after a single pass attempt with concussion symptoms.
Thompson joined the Dolphins as their 247th overall pick in this year's draft after a five-year career at Kansas St. He threw for 7124 yards and 42 touchdowns over his 45 appearances, pitching in another 1087 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground. Inexperienced and unpolished as a passer, Thompson will at least have a plum matchup in his first career matchup: the Vikings rank 28th in the league in net yards allowed per passing attempt.
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