Sources told NFL Network, the Miami Herald and ESPN on Tuesday that the Dolphins plan to promote Tagovailoa to the No. 1 spot on the depth chart, which sends veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to the bench.
Fitzpatrick started the Dolphins' first six games this season. Miami selected Tagovailoa out of Alabama with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Tagovailoa made his NFL debut late in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins' win over the New York Jets on Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla. He completed 2 of 2 pass attempts for 9 yards.
The Dolphins will host the Rams at 1 p.m. EDT on Nov. 1 at Hard Rock Stadium. The Rams have the No. 4 pass defense in the NFL.