Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start during the teams third preseason game but coach Brian Flores said on Monday that doesn’t necessarily mean that he will be the starter come Week 1 of the regular season.
Brian Flores said Ryan Fitzpatrick starting the 3rd preseason game does not indicate that he will start Week 1. Battle still ongoing. Flores said he could potentially name the starter after this week's preseason game.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 19, 2019
Flores did say that he could announce the Week 1 starter after this game depending on how both guys play. Usually, teams use the third preseason game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season so even if he isn’t naming Fitzpatrick the starter for Week 1, there is no doubt he is leading the competition right now.
Flores was asked what the team would need to see from Josh Rosen to get him closer to being named the starter and he said it all came down to him improving.
“We need to see improvement. He can’t take as many sacks as he’s taken. . . . He’s got to get command of the offense and get the ball out quicker,” Flores said, via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Earlier Flores did say that the team would like to stick with the same quarterback for the entire season but that isn’t something that Ryan Fitzpatrick has always been able to do.
No matter who is named the starter it seems a good chance that both guys will see the field at some point this season, especially if Fitzpatrick is the guy to win the job.
The Dolphins take on the Jaguars on Thursday night and all eyes will be on the quarterback play.