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Dolphins’ Josh Rosen sitting out preseason finale

Josh Rosen, Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins rested Ryan Fitzpatrick on Thursday night for the preseason finale against the New Orleans Saints. Josh Rosen, despite dressing, joined him, as the Dolphins gave the night to third-stringer Jake Ruddock.

Earlier in the day, ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe reported that “everything is leaning toward” Fitzpatrick being the Week 1 starter over Rosen.

The Dolphins added both Fitzpatrick and Rosen in the offseason. Fitzpatrick, 35, has built a brand as one the most iconic backup/spot starter quarterbacks in the NFL. Rosen was a No. 10 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft via the Arizona Cardinals. Those in the desert gave up on him in favor of Kyler Murray, trading him to Miami for a second-round pick in spring.

Rosen went 3-10 as a starter in Arizona. He posted a 66.7 passer rating as a rookie, tallying 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions on a 55.2% completion rate. His rookie year was a disappointment by most accounts. On trying to rebound from it, he said per the Sun Sentinal‘s Safid Deen.

“I had a little bit of a bad perception at first. But what I’ve tried to do is not really say or do anything extra, and just kind of be me, and continue on, and keep my head down, and eventually the story will straighten out. I think it has, for the most part. … I think time and consistency is the best medicine to cure the narrative.”

In three weeks of preseason play, Rosen went 28-of-45 (62.2 percent completion rate) for 352 yards, no touchdowns and an interception, posting a 77.3 passer rating.