Rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson will start Sunday’s regular season finale against the New York Jets, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel announced Friday, and veteran Teddy Bridgewater will serve as backup, if possible.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) has been ruled out and won’t practice due to still being in concussion protocol, McDaniel said.
Recently-signed quarterback Mike Glennon might be available to serve as a backup or No. 3 quarterback on game day. Glennon would have to be elevated from the practice squad.
It’s unclear whether the Dolphins would keep both Bridgewater, who is recovering from a dislocated little finger on his right (throwing) hand, and Glennon on the active game day roster with Thompson as the starter.
In other injury news Pro Bowl left tackle Terron Armstead (toe/hip/knee/pectoral) will be a game day decision and be listed as questionable or doubtful on Friday’s injury report while McDaniel said Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) and edge rusher Bradley Chubb (hand/ankle) will likely be listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report but McDaniel said he’s optimistic they’ll play.
Wide receiver/punt returner Cedrick Wilson Jr. (hip) is doubtful for the game. That opens the door for another punt returner such as wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Armstead, Wilson and offensive tackle Kendall Lamm (ankle) weren’t at the portion of Friday’s practice media is allowed to watch.
The Jets will start veteran quarterback Joe Flacco because Mike White, who attended University School, is sidelined with a rib injury.