Immediately after the Miami Dolphins lost to the Patriots 43-0, Brian Flores announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick would remain as the starting quarterback but he seems to have had a change of heart since. On Thursday, Flores has chosen to start Josh Rosen under center versus the Dallas Cowboys per Ian Rapoport.
Sources: The #Dolphins have made a big move. QB Josh Rosen is set to start vs. the #Cowboys on Sunday. Coach Brian Flores made the decision this afternoon.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2019
Through the first two weeks of the season, Fitzpatrick has been the starting quarterback for the Dolphins. In those two games, the journeyman quarterback was abysmal as he threw for 274 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions.
Along with the poor individual performance, the Dolphins have also been outscored 102-10 in the first two weeks. As Fitzpatrick has struggled as the starter, Miami has allowed Rosen to receive 21 passing attempts after both games have gotten out of hand.
During this year’s draft, the Dolphins traded for Rosen after the Arizona Cardinals selected Kyler Murray. The Dolphins surrendered their 62nd overall pick in 2019 and their fifth-round pick in 2020 for the second-year quarterback.
Miami acquired the 22-year-old quarterback to see if he could be their possible solution at the position. Over the course of training camp and preseason, Flores allowed Rosen to compete for the starting job but he didn’t receive the nod to begin the season.
Nonetheless, Rosen will get his first start in a Dolphins uniform on Sunday against the Cowboys. In 13 starts with the Cardinals in 2018, Rosen struggled with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The Cowboys have gotten off to a 2-0 start and they will be getting Robert Quinn back from his two-game suspension.