GM Chris Grier said the Dolphins haven't given up on Rosen's development, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Grier makes a reasonable point about Rosen being held back by coaching changes, including three different offensive coordinators at UCLA and three more through two seasons in the NFL. Even so, teams expect to see a basic level of competence from their players, and Rosen failed to deliver that for both the 2018 Cardinals and 2019 Dolphins. Grier may believe there's still hope for Rosen to succeed in the NFL, but that probably won't stop the GM from using an early draft pick on another quarterback. With Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract through 2020, the Dolphins should at least have some level of discussion about moving on from Rosen.
Coach Brian Flores said Thursday that he isn't considering playing Rosen during Sunday's season finale against the Patriots, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Flores shot down the concept of giving Ryan Fitzpatrick the start and then handing the reins over to Rosen, saying he intends to "stick to what we've been doing," per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com. A decision to have Fitzpatrick finish the season under center wouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering the veteran's recent quality of play, though it would mean Rosen won't get another shot to prove himself in game action during the 2019 campaign. With Fitzpatrick and Rosen both still under contract for the 2020 season, and the Dolphins a strong candidate to address the quarterback position in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, Rosen's standing in Miami is looking murky heading into the offseason.
Coach Brian Flores said Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Dolphins' starting quarterback for the "foreseeable future," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Rosen's position as Miami's backup quarterback looks set in stone for the time being, with Fitzpatrick now having led the team to consecutive victories. Of course, Fitzpatrick is a notoriously streaky signal-caller with a propensity to dazzle for a time before eventually falling back to earth, so it wouldn't come as much of a surprise if Rosen gets another chance under center later this season. It does appear, however, that the 22-year-old's odds of getting another start are now entirely in Fitzpatrick's hands.
Rosen (neck) practiced in full Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. One week removed from losing the starting job to veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rosen is tending to a neck injury, which resulted in a limited listing on Thursday's injury report. After a full session Friday, Rosen is ready to resume his role as a backup, for the time being, at least. Fitzpatrick notoriously runs hot and cold, so his next stretch of play in the latter area could encourage coach Brian Flores to turn to Rosen yet again.
Rosen was limited in Thursday's practice due to a neck injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Rosen didn't take the field Week 7 versus Buffalo, so his neck issue appears to have been sustained during practice. The second-year pro is set to work as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Steelers on Monday, assuming full health. It's encouraging that Rosen wasn't held out of Thursday's practice entirely, but if he were forced to miss any time Jake Rudock would be a candidate to be called up from the practice squad.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|5||10/11||@San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|7||10/25||Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|8||11/01||Los Angeles Rams||10||17.13|
|10||11/15||New York Jets||17||19.13|
|12||11/29||@New York Jets||17||19.13|
|14||12/13||Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|15||12/20||New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|16||12/27||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|3 Year Avg||55.0||1422||6||10||76||0||75|