Put down that microphone! Reid Sinnett answers Dolphins' call for help at quarterback

MIAMI GARDENS — Hurricane Ian apparently was trying to tell quarterback Reid Sinnett something: Don’t give up on football yet.

With no contract from an NFL team, Sinnett, 25, decided to start preparing for life after football. He gravitated toward media work, with the idea of doing color commentary for his alma mater, San Diego. Specifically, a game vs. Stetson in Orlando.

At least until Ian had other plans.

“They ended up canceling the game after I had flown out,” Sinnett said.

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Reid Sinnett (4) runs the Dolphins' offense during the 2021 preseason.
Reid Sinnett (4) runs the Dolphins' offense during the 2021 preseason.

One door began closing, but another opened. The Dolphins needed help at quarterback after Tua Tagovailoa entered concussion protocol. Remembering Sinnett’s stellar performance in the 2021 preseason, general manager Chris Grier put in a call to him.

Next thing Sinnett knew, he was on the Dolphins’ practice field alongside Jake Fromm and Ben DiNucci, part of what Sinnett calls “a little trial circuit” of QBs whose attitudes are "have arm, will travel" whenever NFL teams hold tryouts.

Sinnett won the day and joined the Dolphins’ practice squad. It’s uncertain when Tagovailoa will return, but in the interim, Teddy Bridgewater is the starter and Skylar Thompson the backup.

Sinnett went 30-of-45 (66.7 percent) for 401 yards, three touchdowns and a 107.7 rating for the Dolphins last summer.

Sinnett began this season with the Philadelphia Eagles but was released in September.

“I kind of felt a little bit of the business side this year,” Sinnett said. “I felt like last year I took a step forward in my career.”

So getting released was sobering.

“It was a chance to kind of do some reflecting,” he said. “And so I had four weeks of sitting on the couch and trying to really feel out what I wanted to do with my life. And it was a good chance to sort of look inward.”

Sinnett realized there are ample opportunities out there after football. Except there is a “but.”

“I think there’s hopefully a lot more football to come,” he said.

Hal Habib covers the Dolphins for The Post. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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