Dolphins Starting Josh Rosen In Week 3


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Dolphins HC Brian Flores has decided to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick and will start Josh Rosen for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. 

The Dolphins had been splitting reps between Fitzpatrick and Rosen this week and indications were that a change at quarterback could be coming in the near future. 

It appears as though the Dolphins feel like it’s best to see what Rosen can do with an extended opportunity now, as opposed to holding off a few weeks to make the move.

Miami has clearly positioned themselves to take a quarterback high in next year’s draft, so it will really take an impressive performance for Rosen to hold down a starting job beyond this season.

Rosen, 22, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2018. Arizona traded him to the Dolphins for a second-round pick during this year’s draft. 

Rosen is in the second year of his four-year, $17,664,284 contract and stands to make base salaries of $570,000 and $660,000 over the next two years of the agreement. The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Cardinals to pick up in 2021.

In 2019, Rosen has appeared in two games for the Dolphins and completed 38.1 percent of his passes for 102 yards and two interceptions.


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