Ryan Fitzpatrick may be in competition with Tua Tagovailoa for the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback job in 2020, but that doesn't mean the veteran won't shower his teammate with praise.

Speaking to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, Fitzpatrick said Tagovailoa is "going to be an awesome addition to the team for a long time."

Heading into his 16th NFL season, Fitzpatrick is no stranger to serving as a transition quarterback for teams. The Dolphins are the eighth team he has played for. He's started at least three games everywhere he's been.

After Miami selected Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft, Fitzpatrick told NFL.com's Steve Wyche he has every intention of competing with the rookie while at the same time doing all he can to make Tagovailoa's transition easy.