Dolphins QB Josh Rosen expected to remain the starter for Miami
Despite being benched after one half in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Josh Rosen will remain the starting quarterback of the Miami Dolphins, said coach Brian Flores during Sunday’s post-game press conference.
“I think Josh [Rosen] has done a good job,” Flores said after the game, per the team’s official website. “I think today he wasn’t having a good day, and I think we’re always going to do what we feel is best for the team and today that was ‘Fitz’ going in in the fourth quarter.
For the day, Rosen went 15 of 25 for 85 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions and five sacks taken, good for a 32.9 passer rating. Flores claims benching him was an effort to instill competition in the team.
“Josh is the starter, I would say. But as this thing – as we continue to move along – there’s always competition. I think everyone needs to feel that. I need to feel that. The players need to feel that. I think we know ‘Fitz’ was ready to go in today. I think he played well,” said Flores.
Flores said benching Rosen in favor of Fitzpatrick was the “right move” at the time. Fitzpatrick nearly led a comeback for Miami, going 12 of 18 for 132 yards and a touchdown, equating to a 106.7 passer rating.
Nonetheless, the Dolphins will continue to roll with Rosen. A top-ten selection in 2018, via the Arizona Cardinals, Miami is likely using this season to see if he can be their quarterback of the future. Fitzpatrick is more of a placeholder.