The Facts: After weeks of speculation, the Miami Dolphins have finally announced their Week 1 quarterback. Following Thursday's 16-13 road victory over the Saints, HC Brian Flores confirmed that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start over Josh Rosen when the team hosts the Ravens to begin the regular season. "I found out before you guys," Fitzpatrick told reporters after the game. "Just a quick conversation with coach Flo. He's been great throughout the whole process. Not just with starters, non-starters, whatever. Just in terms of being upfront and just letting guys know how he sees things and what he feels."
Diehards Line:Fitzpatrick and Rosen, whom the team traded for on draft night, had been engaged in a tight back-and-forth battle throughout OTAs and training camp but it's the 36-year-old journeyman who has earned the starting nod over a player that was drafted 10th overall in 2018 and is 14 years his junior. Rosen revealed during his post-game press conference that he was informed of the decision prior to the start of the preseason finale. Once pegged as a potential franchise-leading talent, Rosen will have to re-adjust once more and remain optimistic about future opportunities. "I'll push him every single day for him to get better and if he doesn't, I'll surpass him," Rosen said about keeping Fitzpatrick on his toes.