Before Miami’s game against the Washington Redskins last weekend, head coach Brian Flores revealed Josh Rosen would be the team’s starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
Unfortunately for Rosen, that vote of confidence didn’t last long.
Rosen started for the Dolphins on Sunday, but was benched at halftime in favor of veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. After the savvy veteran found success against the Redskins, Flores announced another permanent change.
Fitzpatrick will be the team’s starter this weekend against the Buffalo Bills.
On Wednesday afternoon, Rosen spoke with the media about his benching. It was clear he was crushed by the decision, but understood the reasoning.
“You earn each start that week. I’m not entitled to anything or deserve anything. I’m bummed out. I wish I had made it a little harder on coach,” Rosen said via Dolphins reporter Joe Schad.
“I’m bummed out. I wish I had made it a little harder on coach.” – Josh Rosen
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 16, 2019
Rosen completed 15-of-25 passes for just 85 yards and two interceptions in the first half against Washington.
Fitzpatrick came in and found immediate success, completing 12-of-18 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. After lighting it up in the second half on Sunday.
Now he’ll get the change to start for the Dolphins in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.