We already had Tua vs. Justin Herbert, and the Dolphins won that game fairly handily. I was really looking forward to Tua vs. Joe Burrow as well.
But it’s not to be. Burrow is definitely out, and Tua is iffy himself. So the game now–more than likely–will come down to the non-marquee QB opponents of Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. practice squad member Brandon Allen. That is not a matchup that will sell many tickets.
Yet despite the lack of star QBs, the game is important for the Dolphins’ playoff chances. This is the third week in a row that Miami faces an inferior opponent. They already blew the Broncos game and bounced back nicely vs. Jets. Let’s hope they learned from the Denver game about taking an opponent lightly.