Dolphins bench Josh Rosen after latest disastrous outing
The Miami Dolphins turned in another disastrous performance on Sunday, and it led to another quarterback benching.
Josh Rosen was benched after a brutal performance that saw him throw two interceptions and take five sacks, going 15-of-25 for only 85 yards. He was replaced by veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB for the Dolphins.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 13, 2019
Rosen departed after getting absolutely nothing done, particularly downfield.
Josh Rosen is 1-of-7 for 12 yards and 2 INT on passes thrown more than 5 yards downfield today — a stat that says just as much about the OL and WRs as the QB.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 13, 2019
Fitzpatrick immediately led the Dolphins downfield for a touchdown — their first points in the second half all season.
Rosen said during the week that he felt like he’s in a season-long tryout working to convince the Dolphins not to take a quarterback high in the NFL Draft. By that standard, this week was not a successful one, and if Fitzpatrick keeps moving the ball, you have to wonder if he’ll be relegated to the bench going forward.