Dolphins’ Josh Rosen benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick to start fourth quarter vs. Redskins
After throwing for 85 yards and two interceptions in three quarters against the Washington Redskins, Josh Rosen of the Miami Dolphins was yanked. Miami head coach Brian Flores pulled the second-year quarterback in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick to start the fourth quarter.
Dolphins benched Josh Rosen and inserted Ryan Fitzpatrick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2019
This continues the seemingly snake-bitten career of Rosen as the young signal-caller has yet to have a franchise fully behind him. After moving from an Arizona Cardinals team that had lackluster weapons around him in addition to a horrendous offensive line, Rosen was traded to Miami, an even worse situation.
Fitzpatrick was able to lead the Dolphins to their first second-half score of the season, but the question still remains, what is the point of trading for Rosen if you aren’t going to let him try and learn from his mistakes.
His career trajectory suggests Josh Rosen will be a solid backup quarterback for the rest of his career. It is still worth asking whether Rosen could produce solid starter numbers if he was put in even a mediocre situation.
There are still going to be teams that maybe still see potential in Josh Rosen, but it is very hard to judge when you’re playing in Miami as the team seems destined to draft the Alabama product Tua Tagovailoa. As a Dolphins fan, what else can you really hope for at this point in the season besides getting that number one pick?