The Miami Dolphins are going nowhere, but the team is still making another change at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start this Sunday.
Fitzpatrick relieved Josh Rosen in last week’s 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins. He started the first two games of the year before Rosen took over in Week 3.
The Dolphins will face the 4-1 Buffalo Bills this Sunday in Buffalo. The Bills have one of the league’s best defenses, allowing only 58 points in the first five games.
First-year head coach Brian Flores told the media today he felt starting Fitzpatrick is “what’s best for the team.”
“I felt like we moved the ball better with Ryan in the game, and we need to do what’s best for this team.” #Dolphins coach Brian Flores on Fitzy over Josh Rosen.
— Safid Deen 💯💯💯💯 (@Safid_Deen) October 16, 2019
By now, it is clear that Miami is trying to lose as much as possible this year and “tank” for the future. Still, the decision to play Fitzpatrick is a peculiar one.
Evaluating Rosen, even with a terrible supporting cast around him, should be of paramount importance. Let the young QB you traded draft capital for play as much as possible.
In three games (two starts), Fitzpatrick is 39-for-70 passing for 435 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Rosen, meanwhile, is 58-of-109 for 567 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions in five games (three starts).
The Dolphins and Bills will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.