Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen getting some work with the starters
The Miami Dolphins have made it clear all summer that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the frontrunner to win the starting quarterback job, but that does not mean Josh Rosen is completely out of the race.
While this does not mean that Rosen has jumped Fitzpatrick on the depth chart, as Fitzpatrick is slated to start Miami’s second preseason game against the Buccaneers on Friday night, it is an indication that the Dolphins are giving him a chance.
Rosen, who played his collegiate football at UCLA, was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 10th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. He made 13 starts during his rookie campaign but was disappointing, throwing for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions while completing 55.2 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 66.7.
The Cardinals, who finished with the worst record in the NFL and landing the first overall pick in the 2019 draft as a result, quickly decided to go in a different direction, selecting Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the top selection back in April and then turning around and trading Rosen to the Dolphins for a third-round pick during draft weekend.
Rosen made his preseason debut with Miami last week, completing 13 of his 20 passes for 191 yards and an interception. Given the fact that the Dolphins almost surely won’t be contending for a playoff spot this year, it would be surprising to not see Rosen under center at some point during the regular season.