Miami Dolphins lose Ryan Fitzpatrick to positive COVID-19 test

Barry Werner
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The Miami Dolphins’ quarterback situation for its regular-season finale is precarious.

The team, currently in second place in the AFC East, and needing a victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday found out on New Year’s Eve veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the regular-season finale.

The other issue is whether rookie QB and starter Tua Tagovailoa will be found as a close contact. If so, his status would be in jeopardy as would the team’s chances to make the playoffs.

Fitzpatrick came off the bench and led the Dolphins to a stirring victory in Week 16 over the Las Vegas Raiders after Tagovailoa was ineffective.