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Teddy Bridgewater to serve as Skylar Thompson’s backup for Week 6 vs. Vikings

We break down the news that Teddy Bridgewater has a head injury. What it means for Week 6 and beyond.

Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Miami Dolphins walks off the field against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Saturday update: Saturday update: The team has cleared Bridgewater through the concussion protocol, per Adam Schefter. He will be active on Sunday, but serve as Skylar Thompson’s backup. Tua Tagovailoa also cleared the protocol, but will be inactive, per Schefter.

Friday PM Update: Bridgewater logged a full practice on Friday and is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Friday update: Bridgewater is still in concussion protocol, but if he is cleared, he will backup Skylar Thompson, per Cameron Wolfe. That seems to be the most likely scenario for this week.

Thursday update: Bridgewater will be on the practice field today, per Ian Rapoport. Bridgewater is going through concussion protocol and if he is cleared, he is expected to backup Skylar Thompson.

The Miami Dolphins will be without Tua Tagovailoa this week when they take on the Minnesota Vikings. They also will likely be without backup Teddy Bridgewater, who is also in concussion protocol. That puts rookie third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson as the quarterback they plan to start against the Vikings.

It sounds like they’ll go with Thompson even if Bridgewater is cleared in time. Bridgewater would be the backup heading into the game.

Fantasy football implications

Thompson came in for Bridgewater last week and completed 29-of-33 passes for 166 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He didn’t run the ball once. A week as the starter in practice should help him this week, but he’s not on the radar for fantasy and will likely hurt his receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, but not enough to sit them.

If Bridgewater is cleared, we could easily see him in the second half of this game if things aren’t going well.