MIAMI – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has tested positive for coronavirus, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.
Fitzpatrick is currently the backup quarterback with the Dolphins, but he was the hero in Miami’s 26-25 win against Las Vegas this past Saturday.
Tua Tagovailoa only threw for 94 yards in three quarters and the move was made to bring Fitzpatrick in as the quarterback for the rest of the game.
The Dolphins would score 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Jake Rudock is officially on the 53-man roster to serve as the backup with Ryan Fitzpatrick out. https://t.co/Qztsa9LJNN— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2020
With Fitzpatrick unable to play on Sunday, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport said Jake Rudock will be the backup quarterback for Tagovailoa.
If the Dolphins beat the Bills, Miami advances to the playoffs.
The game will be shown at 1 p.m. and viewers can watch the game on WKMG-TV.
Pelissero reports if the Dolphins make the playoffs, Fitzpatrick may not be available for the Wild Card game.
Under the latest NFL-NFLPA protocols, players confirmed positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days regardless of symptoms or subsequent negative tests.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 31, 2020
That means Ryan Fitzpatrick's status is now also in question for a potential AFC wild-card playoff game Jan. 9 or 10.