Dolphins’ DeVante Parker admits Ryan Fitzpatrick has helped him a lot
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is turning heads at Dolphins practices, currently as the teams starting signal caller.
DeVante Parker, the former 14th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, has high praise for the journeyman.
“He helped me a lot with communications and signals and everything,” Parker said. “[Fitzpatrick’s] telling me what I’m doing and what I need to do to be in the right spot.”
Fitzpatrick impressed the entire league early last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earning the nickname ‘FitzMagic.’ Fitzpatrick eventually lost the starting job to Jameis Winston.
In four seasons with the Dolphins, it has been a lackluster career for Parker, who has not had a 1,000 yard receiving season yet.
Parker only started seven games this season and a dip in his catch percentage could from 64.4 percent in 2016 to 51.1 percent in 2018 means the young wide receiver needs a solid quarterback to unlock his potential.
The Dolphins traded their 2019 second round pick in exchange for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen.
Rosen, who had a tumultuous rookie season for the Cardinals, is looking for a fresh start with the Dolphins.
Rosen threw 14 interceptions and had a 55.5% completion percentage with the Cardinals.
While Rosen might not look to be the starter at the moment, both him and Parker should learn well under Fitzpatrick.