Report: ‘Everything is leaning toward’ Ryan Fitzpatrick starting for Miami
It appears as if the Miami Dolphins are making Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback over Josh Rosen, ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe reports. Wolfe notes that “everything is leaning toward” Fitzpatrick being the man in South Beach.
There isn’t much separating Rosen and Fitzpatrick in three games of preseason play. The No. 10 overall pick of last year’s draft has gone 28-of-45 (62.2 percent completion rate) for 352 yards no touchdowns and an interception, posting a 77.3 passer rating. In the same span, Fitzpatrick went 17-of-32 passing for 166 yards and a score for a 78.4 passer rating.
Head coach Brian Flores appears to be favoring Fitzpatrick experience over Rosen’s one year of logged regular-season play. Of Fitzpatrick, Flores recently said, via MiamiDolphins.com’s Alain Poupart:
“I think he’s done a lot. We know what it is, this training camp along with his history in this league. I think we’ve got a good evaluation of Fitz.”
Wide receiver Albert Wilson is comfortable with either at quarterback, ready to roll catching passes from Fitzpatrick or Rosen. He said on the situation, per the Sun Sentinal’s Safid Deen:
“I’m comfortable with either one. I feel like I can speak for the team when I say they are comfortable with either one … Whichever one coach chooses, I know it’s going to be the best decision. We’re just ready to roll.”
Though Rosen is nearing a second-string role right now, he should see playing time in 2019. Fitzpatrick is known for his off-and-on play, while Rosen was in the running to go No. 1 overall just a year ago.