Josh Rosen to start for Dolphins against Cowboys
The Miami Dolphins must feel that Josh Rosen gives them the best chance to lose, as they have decided to name him their starting quarterback.
The Dolphins announced on Thursday that Rosen will start over Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2019
Miami traded a second-round pick for Rosen during the offseason, but head coach Brian Flores was publicly critical of him on more than one occasion during the summer. They obviously think the former UCLA star has the potential to be their quarterback of the future, otherwise they would not have traded such a high pick for him. If they want to start developing him, now is as good a time as any.
The Dolphins were shut out 43-0 by the New England Patriots on Sunday. Fitzpatrick started and went 11-of-21 with three interceptions, throwing for only 89 yards. Rosen came in later in the game and went 7-for-18 for 97 yards and one interception.
Rosen was drafted No. 10 overall by the Arizona Cardinals last year and did not play until Week 3. He passed for 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and lost several fumbles on the 3-13 team. The Dolphins have been so bad that the league is reportedly planning to look into their tanking, so it goes without saying that Rosen doesn’t have a whole lot around him to work with.