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Dolphins coach Brian Flores expects QB competition to heat up in training camp

Josh Rosen, Dolphins, Ryan Fitzpatrick

The big story surrounding the Miami Dolphins heading into the season is the quarterback battle, but coach Brian Flores doesn’t expect it to really heat up until training camp rolls around. Most of the talk has been about how Ryan Fitzpatrick has looked better in offseason training and has a lead over Josh Rosen. Flores thinks it’s too early to make those assumptions, especially with both guys in the program for only a couple of months.

Flores said via Pro Football Talk that he doesn’t put much into what players are working with the ones or two’s and that won’t change until training camp and preseason when each guy will get a chance to go against real defenses.

The first year head coach said earlier this week that Rosen is a very smart quarterback but still has a lot to learn to get to a point to win the job.

“He’s smart,” Flores said via CBS Sports. “He’s got a big arm. He’s talented. He’s got some leadership ability. But he’s got a lot to learn. There’s no doubt about that.”

“This offense, it’s not an easy one to learn. There’s something new every day. He’s improving, he’s getting better every day. I like that.”

This is the big story of the summer for the Dolphins, and everyone wants to read into any little thing that happens or is said, but Flores has made it clear everyone needs to take a step back and wait until training camp when everything really heats up.