On Tuesday, Dolphins HC Brian Flores told reporters that Ryan Fitzpatrick is “leading the way” in the team’s quarterback competition at this point in training camp.
“He’s been more productive,” Flores said of Fitzpatrick, per Beasly. “At the end of the day, that’s what it comes down to.” Said he runs the offense “efficiently. … Ryan’s done a really good job.”
It’s still early on in the process, but it sounds like Josh Rosen has ground to make up during the preseason on Fitzpatrick if he’s going to be named the Week 1 starter.
Fitzpatrick, 36, is a former seventh-round pick of the Rams back in 2005. He’s played for several teams over the course of his 13-year NFL career including the Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans and Jets before he signed on with the Buccaneers last year.
The Dolphins signed Fitzpatrick to a two-year contract worth $11 million contract this past March.
In 2018, Fitzpatrick appeared in eight games for the Buccaneers and completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 2,366 yards, 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 9 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.