Veteran NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is now a member of the Miami Dolphins while the journeyman signal caller is once again making a run at a starting job. Although first-year Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has yet to formally announce a starter under center for the team’s regular season-opener, Fitzpatrick has also been tabbed as Miami’s starting QB for Thursday evening’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, though, Fitzpatrick remains the frontrunner to start Week 1.
“No, I wouldn’t say that’s accurate,” Flores told reporters on Monday. “I would say we go into every game trying to evaluate every player on the team. I know this is the third preseason game. And the thought is, ‘OK this is the dress rehearsal for regular season game number one.’ And in a lot of ways, it is that. But every game is important to me. So it’s a great evaluation for everyone on the team. This week is no different.”
Of course, Fitzpatrick is currently matched up against former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, who was exiled from the desert when the NFC West franchise infamously selected former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall back in April. Now competing against Fitzpatrick in Miami, Rosen does not appear to have taken that next step just yet as the veteran signal caller remains well ahead of the pack for the aforementioned Flores.
The Dolphins will take on the Baltimore Ravens come Sunday, September 8th.