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Dolphins coach Brian Flores ‘anticipates’ Josh Rosen starting at QB vs. Bills

Dolphins, Brian Flores, Josh Rosen

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores opted to bench quarterback Josh Rosen during their loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 6. However, it appears that has not affected his status as the starter against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.

Flores decided to switch to backup Ryan Fitzpatrick under center for the start of the fourth quarter. Regardless, he still sees Rosen as the starter versus the Bills, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald:

“I thought Fitz played really well when he went int here. I anticipate Josh being the guy but we’re going to do what’s best for the team. We’ll see how this goes in practice.”

The matchup between winless teams was supposed to be an ideal opportunity for Rosen to finally take advantage. Unfortunately, he struggled to find any rhythm and completed just 15-of-25 passes for 85 yards and two interceptions before being replaced.

Meanwhile, he was thoroughly outplayed by Fitzpatrick, who completed 12-of-18 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown while nearly leading a comeback during his lone quarter of action. The veteran’s solid performance should hardly come as any surprise considering he has proven to be more than capable of exposing the voids in a porous defense like Washington’s.

Although Flores would ideally like to give Rosen another opportunity as the starter, his comments indicate that he will not hesitate to make another switch as soon as he starts to slip up. It Fitzpatrick is needed to come to the rescue once again, it may only be a matter of time before the decision is permanent.