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Dolphins announce Ryan Fitzpatrick to start in Week 5 vs. 49ers

The Dolphins are not yet ready to move to Tua Tagovailoa.

Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Miami Dolphins throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Tua watch in Miami continues for another week. The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be their starting quarterback in Week 5 when they travel to face the San Francisco 49ers.

Fitzpatrick threw for 315 yards and two interceptions in Week 4 while scrambling for 47 yards and a touchdown. He opened the game with an interception and threw his second late in the game after the Seahawks took a 24-15 lead.

The Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa as their long-term answer, but they are taking their time with him. He is believed to be fully recovered from the hip injury he suffered to close out his college career, and now it’s simply a matter of when the Dolphins decide they’re ready to make the move.

There is some external pressure with Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert impressing in Cincinnati and Los Angeles, respectively. However, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has said the team will not use those external examples to influence their own decision. It will be based on how things develop directly in Miami.

The Dolphins are currently 1-3, with their lone win coming against the Jacksonville Jaguars.