It’s an open competition at quarterback for the Dolphins

It’s an open competition at quarterback for the Dolphins

  • On May 11, 2019, 11:01 AM EDT. AP. When the Dolphins traded for quarterback Josh Rosen two weeks ago, it quickly became fashionable to suggest that he’ll be the starter for a year and then possibly supplanted by a first-round rookie.
  • Coach Brian Flores made it clear at Friday’s rookie minicamp session that the starting quarterback job will indeed be determined by competition, and that Flores would have no problem with baby-carrots-and-birthday-cake-fed veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick emerging as the victor.
  • What of the concern that Rosen not playing would make it harder to determine whether he can be the quarterback in 2020 and beyond?
  • Maybe Flores was smiling because he realizes that practicing and playing are two very different things.
  • For the Dolphins to truly evaluate Rosen, Rosen needs to play.
  • Of course, if he can’t perform well enough in practice to win the starting job, maybe that’s the answer to the second question.
  • Regardless, unless the competition is #rigged, the best man will play, with the goal of the Dolphins winning as many games as possible this year.