Brian Flores: This is a good quarterback competition

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The Dolphins had Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback to open camp, but the last few days have seen Josh Rosen turn in better work in practice and that’s led to questions about how long Fitzpatrick will remain in the top spot.

Fitzpatrick remains in that spot for now. Monday saw the Dolphins release their first depth chart of the summer and it shows Fitzpatick ahead of Rosen with the preseason opener on Thursday. While some head coaches disavow the unofficial depth charts published in August, Brian Flores affirmed that Fitzpatrick remains ahead during his press conference.

Flores said Rosen had some good days, but “by no means are we anointing him or crowning him” off of that.

“I like some of the things Ryan did,” Flores said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “I like some of the things Josh did. This is a good quarterback competition.”

Thursday’s game probably won’t settle anything at the quarterback position in Miami, but it will be an important data point for advancing the competition to a point where Fitzpatrick or Rosen wins the job.

12 responses to “Brian Flores: This is a good quarterback competition

  1. And this is why trading for Josh Rosen was a bad idea. Unless they believe he will be “great” (and considering their lazy acquisition of him they clearly don’t) Rosen might actually be good enough this season to rack up some wins, but with their roster in re-build mode, their win record will only be enough to take them out of the top spots of the 2020 draft therefore missing out on Tua or Fromm, who seem more poised for “great” than Rosen. Thus keeping the Dolphins mediocre for several more years.

  2. And this is why trading for Josh Rosen was a bad idea. Unless they believe he will be “great” (and considering their lazy acquisition of him they clearly don’t) Rosen might actually be good enough this season to rack up some wins, but with their roster in re-build mode, their win record will only be enough to take them out of the top spots of the 2020 draft therefore missing out on Tua or Fromm, who seem more poised for “great” than Rosen. Thus keeping the Dolphins mediocre for several more years.

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    Agree to Disagree. It was just a 2nd when allot of teams invested higher in QB prospects (Arizona for Rosen in 2018 for example). So if Rosen is no better than a #2 and at the end of the year we have stacks of draft picks we can move up for Fromm maybe Tua. Rosen will be content. If Rosen has streaks of talent we could trade him later for a 2nd or 3rd. Its a win-win.

  3. You took a flyer on a top 10 pick from last year’s draft. You gave up pretty much nothing to get him. If he succeed or fail you still will have the opportunity to draft a QB in the coming draft. According to all the draft experts last year was that he was the most ready to be a NFL QB. Unfortunately for him, he went to the Cardinals. A team with issues to say the least. You can throw out last year’s stats from him, because many don’t believe it is an accurate assessment of his abilities. He stated when he came out that he thought he was the best QB in his class, now he get the opportunity to prove that against two of the 3 QB’s that was drafted in front of him 4 times a year for the next decade or so. I’m not worried about him winning the starting job, because he will. He will be the starter week 1, and we will get to evaluate him this season to see if he is the QB of the future. Until we know, can we all just R-E-L-A-X

  4. This is a good quarterback competition
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    Similar to “These pretzels are making me thirsty.” it all depends on which word you put the emphasis on.

  5. Competitions breeds better players. Lack of competition breeds complacency.
    At this point it doesn’t matter who is winning the QB competition. It will sort itself out in the end.

  6. Josh Rosen should beat out Fitzpatrick for the starting job. If he fails to do that then Miami should just go ahead and tank for Tua or Fromm.

  7. One of two things. Either slow down on the pretzels or switch what your using to quench that thirst.

  8. So maybe things were drastically different back in 83 but marino never started out as the unquestioned starter. Marino waited till like week 6 in his rookie year to start…point is that Josh not being the starter RIGHT NOW is fine. Josh needs to keep his head down and keep grinding.

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