Josh Rosen getting ‘true starter burn’ in practice
Josh Rosen has been called out for his inconsistent performance multiple times this offseason by Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, but the quarterback competition between him and Ryan Fitzpatrick appears to be far from settled.
Rosen has been getting most of the opportunities to play with the first team in practice this week, according to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe.
Josh Rosen getting first go with the starters once again in team drills. He’s getting true starter burn this week. Kalen Ballage and Preston Williams in with the 1s too with Kenyan Drake and DeVante Parker out.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 14, 2019
The Dolphins traded a second-round and a fifth-round pick to acquire Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, so it goes without saying that they want him to win the starting job over the 36-year-old Fitzpatrick. However, Flores was once again openly critical of Rosen this week and said he needs to improve his body language.
Rosen played a lot more than Fitzpatrick in Miami’s first preseason game last week, and he completed 13-of-20 passes for 191 yards with one brutal interception. Flores had some good things to say about him earlier this month, so he’s likely trying to motivate him by being hard on him in the media. Rosen has less than a month to prove if it has been working or not.