Brian Flores still undecided on Week 1 starting quarterback for Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins were second to last in the NFL when it came to overall yards gained, and they seemingly have found the solution to their woes by acquiring two great quarterbacks.
However, the problem that Dolphins head coach Brian Flores now faces is who will he choose between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen to start the season against the Baltimore Ravens.
There is much interest in the quarterback he will choose as it will dictate how his first head-coaching job will go. Flores is more than aware of the dilemma he is on and wasn’t shy to admit the difficulty of his decision, according to the Miami Herald.
“This could go either way,” Flores said. “… I think they’re both working hard, both have leadership, both have done a lot of good things. This will be a hard decision for the staff.”
The two QB’s represent two stark options the former New England Patriots linebackers coach could go for this season.
Fitzpatrick has been in the league since 2005 and can provide solid numbers. He has plied his trade in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Tennessee, Houston, New York, and Tampa. His 2018 numbers were pretty solid as well as he threw for 2,366 passing yards and 17 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Rosen promises the world if given enough playing time. His short stint with the Arizona Cardinals was rocky at best, throwing a subpar 55% completion rate. However, his 2,278 passing yards is a number that is hard to ignore. His interception percentages are also looking great at 3.6%. If given the opportunity to develop his craft, there’s no reason for Rosen to establish himself as a top quarterback in the league.
Should Flores choose to play it safe, he will most likely pick Fitzpatrick over Rosen. However, it is in his best interests to oversee Rosen’s development and hone him to become the franchise quarterback the team can count on for years.