Dolphins appear unsettled at QB position as Miami's evaluation of Josh Rosen may already be over

Safid Deen, Sun Sentinel on

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DAVIE, Fla. -- Brian Flores may have pulled Josh Rosen in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, injecting life into the Miami Dolphins offense during their near-comeback victory against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Flores also reiterated Monday that Rosen will remain as the Dolphins' starting quarterback, despite leaving the window open for Fitzpatrick as the team shifts its sights to a Week 7 matchup on the road against the Buffalo Bills (4-1).

The Dolphins quarterback position may not be as settled as Flores would like, and could remain a fluid situation as the team navigates its extensive rebuilding process this season.

But it seems two things are clear regarding the position:

--Flores wants to play the player he believes gives Miami its best chance to win.

--And Miami's evaluation of Rosen may already be over, furthering the notion that the Dolphins will draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.


"Right now, it's one game at a time, trying to win every game, each week," Flores said when asked about the Dolphins' need to balance their starting quarterback job while evaluating Rosen this season.

"I'd say, I think by now we've got a pretty good evaluation of him since April, and all OTAs, all training camp, three starts. ... As far as the development part of that, I don't think that's part of it. It's more what we feel is best for the team."

The Miami Dolphins are 0-5 following Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Redskins (1-5), where a failed two-point conversion was the difference between the first victory of the Flores era and a loss, and Miami squandering the inside track on landing the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft.

Flores benched Rosen after arguably the worst start of his NFL career, which left Miami trailing, 17-3, after three quarters.


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