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Dolphins’ Brian Flores updates Josh Rosen’s status as backup QB

Brian Flores, Josh Rosen

The Miami Dolphins have been riding with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback, causing many to question whether or not Josh Rosen has made any progress. Even with Rosen not starting, Brian Flores is content with the young quarterback’s development thus far.

“He’s making progress,” Flores said of Rosen. “He’s in early. He’s studying. He’s going through his practice clips, his practice plays, going through his progression. [He’s] trying to get the ball out quickly, trying to make the right reads. Taking shots [downfield] when he can take shots.”

After having Fitzpatrick start the first two games of the season, Flores chose to start Rosen in Week 3. The second-year quarterback started from Weeks 3-5 and definitely had his ups and downs.

In those three games, Rosen completed 50 of his 88 attempts for 465 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. While those numbers aren’t anything to get excited about, it’s tough to judge Rosen in the current state of Miami’s offensive weapons.

Due to his inconsistent play, Flores decided to go back to Fitzpatrick and the journeyman quarterback has started since Week 7. Instead of being rattled by the decision, Rosen has accepted his current role on the team.

“I’m just continuing to study and shadowing Fitz, and watching our offense in more games to see how everything plays out,” Rosen said, via Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel. “I’m finding all kinds of ways to improve, whether it be [running] scout team cards, or in the film room watching our offense on the field.”

With the Dolphins having nothing to really play for, there’s a chance we see Rosen start again before the season concludes. In the event that he does start again, he’s hoping for better results than he had earlier in the year.