Miami Dolphins Brian Flores yet to name week one starting QB
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are working this week and will finish the pre-season, season, on Thursday night but Brian Flores isn’t naming his week one QB yet.
Perhaps this is the New England Patriots “way” of doing things or maybe Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores simply doesn’t know who is going to start week one against the Ravens. Regardless of the reasons, when asked today who is week one starter would be, Flores wasn’t ready to give an answer.
If we take the approach that Flores still is uncertain and that this is not a ploy to hold out until the last minute to create a competitive edge, the competition between both Josh Rosen and Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a see-saw battle the entire duration of camp.
Fitzpatrick started the camp season looking like he had a firm grasp on the starting job but Rosen made up the difference quickly. Over the course of three preseason games, both quarterbacks have had moments where they looked good and moments when they did not. The visual difference between the two was marginal at best and frankly, the two quarterbacks appeared to be even in this race.
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If we assume that the competition is this tight, then the Dolphins would do themselves a big favor by starting Josh Rosen and let him ride the season out. Miami is primed to pick a quarterback in next year’s draft but if Rosen shows that he can be the future of the franchise, Miami will be able to draft a game-changing defensive player or perhaps move down and gain more draft picks.
The 2020 draft is a long way away and the 2019 season is two weeks from kick-off. Flores doesn’t have to name a quarterback yet and he shouldn’t but it does appear that no matter what, there is not much difference between the two right now. Good news is we will find out next week for certain