Dolphins’ Josh Rosen a ‘clear underdog’ to win starting quarterback job
The Miami Dolphins are going into training camp expecting a competition under center. It appears it has become quite clear who will start between quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen.
The Dolphins were able to get their new quarterbacks acquainted throughout the offseason program. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, there are those that feel Fitzpatrick has established himself as the starter over Rosen:
“One Dolphins player said Fitzpatrick has impressed everyone as a leader and that he was clearly the best quarterback in the offseason program. So Josh Rosen will be a clear underdog to begin the season as the starter when camp opens July 25, though Fitzpatrick’s history suggests Rosen will get a chance at some point.”
The prospect of Fitzpatrick making his case as a starter is certainly not too far-fetched. The veteran has become accustomed to learning new offenses throughout his career. He finds himself in familiar territory with Miami and has clearly been able to make a seamless transition.
Meanwhile, Rosen still appears to be finding his footing in the NFL. His career got off to a rough start with the Arizona Cardinals after struggling alongside their lackluster offense last season. There is no question he is still anxious to prove himself, however, it seems he is still progressing with his development.
Regardless, Rosen will need to be ready to go at any moment in the 2019 NFL season. Fitzpatrick had been playing at an MVP-caliber level to start the 2018 campaign before his struggles spurred the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to switch back to quarterback Jameis Winston. Rosen could very well have an opportunity to take over under center if that happens next season.