The Facts: HC Brian Flores told reporters on Tuesday that Fitzpatrick leads the quarterback competition with Josh Rosen in Miami, so far. Flores said that Fitzpatrick has been more productive. The first-year coach also cited Fitzpatrick’s leadership abilities.
Diehards Line: While it’s still early, the failure of Rosen to climb to the top of the depth chart suggests that perhaps the Dolphins shouldn’t have surrendered a second-round pick to get him. Still, even as a backup, Rosen is highly affordable at a total of less than $7 million over three years. Chances are that, at some point this year, he’ll have a chance to show what he can do. If, alternatively, the Dolphins end up using Fitzpatrick as the wire-to-wire starter, it will mean that things have gone very well in Miami.