Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick practices with starting offense
The big storyline surronding the Miami Dolphins training camp is who will win the starting quarterback job and after one practice it looks like Ryan Fitzpatrick has a slight leg up on the job, at least for now.
According to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, Fitzpatrick opened up camp with the Dolphins’ first-team unit.
Ryan Fitzpatrick opens camp with first-team Miami Dolphins unit
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 25, 2019
This is only practice number one and there is a still long way to go before the start of the regular season, and this competition is still wide open. The team traded for Josh Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals earlier this offseason and he will be competing against Fitzpatrick for the job.
Shortly after the draft coach Brian Flores said they were looking for a leader to win the quarterback competition.
[L]ike every other position, there’ll be competition there,” Flores told reporters shortly after the draft via CBS Sports. “In that position, we’re looking for leadership, we’re looking for, obviously, accuracy, we’re looking for someone, who, for the most part, can lead the team. And put together successful drives and put us in good position in the run game and the pass game, from a protection standpoint. So there’s a lot that goes into it, it’s a leadership position and there’s going to be some competition at that position for sure.”
This is just the start of the competition and there will probably be daily updates on who is taking the first-team reps, but until the preseason games start it doesn’t really matter who is taking the first-team reps.