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Mike McDaniel Reveals Likely Dolphins Quarterback Plan For Week 6

Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel

The Miami Dolphins have seen their quarterback room hit hard by injuries the past few weeks.

As a result, it appears the team will turn the offense over to a third-string rookie on Sunday.

Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters Wednesday that Skylar Thompson will likely start behind center when the team hosts the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

"Mike McDaniel said the Dolphins are planning to start rookie Skylar Thompson vs. the Vikings." -- Daniel Oyesufi

McDaniel also said Wednesday that Tua Tagovailoa has already been ruled out for Sunday's game. Tagovailoa is continuing to recover from a scary concussion he suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Four. Backup Teddy Bridgewater is still in the concussion protocol, as well.

It will be the first career NFL start for Thompson, a seventh-round pick out of Kansas State. Thompson made his NFL debut last week after Bridgewater left the Dolphins' loss to the Jets in the first quarter. He completed 19 of 33 passes for 166 yards and threw an interception.

The Dolphins, which started the season 3-0, will look to avoid a third straight loss Sunday.