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Thompson expected to start Week 6

By Jared Smola | Updated on Mon, 19 Feb 2024, 8:02 PM EST

Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel said Wednesday that he plans to start QB Skylar Thompson vs. the Vikings this weekend. McDaniel said QB Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) will be inactive for that one. QB Teddy Bridgewater has a chance to clear concussion protocol by Sunday but would back up Thompson in that case. Thompson is a 7th-round rookie out of Kansas State, where he posted a 62% completion rate and 8.0 yards per attempt across 5 seasons. Thompson had an impressive preseason, ranking 15th among 77 QBs in Pro Football Focus' passing grades. He went 19-of-33 (58%) for 166 yards (5.0 YPA), 0 TDs and 1 INT in relief of Bridgewater vs. the Jets last week. Thompson is just a low-end QB2 for Week 6 and should be considered a downgrade for Miami's skill-position guys.

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