Josh Rosen thinks Dolphins will still be his team despite Ryan Fitzpatrick being named starter
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has declared quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter going into the 2019 NFL season. Quarterback Josh Rosen is taking an optimistic approach to the decision.
Rosen was admittedly upset with losing the competition under center to Fitzpatrick through training camp and the preseason. According to Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post, he still feels it is only a matter of time before he takes over:
“When he told me Fitz was going to get the job he told me I made a lot of good progress,” Rosen said. “And I think it’s only time that this team is mine.”
There is certainly plenty of truth to Rosen’s comments. The Dolphins ushered in some significant changes under center this offseason with the addition of Fitzpatrick before giving up their second and fifth-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft to acquire the former Arizona Cardinals quarterback.
Miami’s moves indicate that they found both an immediate and long-term solution to their issues under center. Fitzpatrick has long served as one of the NFL’s most quality backups and Flores is convinced that he will give them the best chance to compete right away. Meanwhile, this will also give them time to continue with Rosen’s progress behind a seasoned veteran.
The Dolphins may have plans to make him their franchise quarterback someday. However, it is clear that the second-year quarterback still has plenty of developing to do before taking over the offense. Rosen finished the preseason completing 28-of-45 passes with no touchdowns and an interception.