The Miami Dolphins are off to a historically bad start to the season, as they are 0-2 and have been outscored 102-10 in just two games. Miami is flawed up and down the roster, but a big reason why they're this abysmal is because of their quarterback play.
Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick has been the starter for both contests despite Josh Rosen sitting behind him. However, when asked about the state of the quarterback position, head coach Brian Flores made it clear he's sticking with Fitzpatrick for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fitzpatrick has completed only 50 percent of his passes this year (25-of-50) for 274 yards with four interceptions and just one touchdown.
Of course, Flores didn't say that a change will never happen, but if there was any reason to make the switch, the last two weeks would make that abundantly clear.
“But after a couple of weeks like that, we’re evaluating all positions,” Flores said. “We haven’t made any final decisions yet.”
There's little reason not to give Rosen the keys right now. The Dolphins are rebuilding and spent a second-round pick on him, suggesting that they'd like to attempt to see if he could be their quarterback of the future? Then again, now they they've fully torn it down after trading star left tackle Laremy Tunsil, they might not want to throw the kid out in the fire with no reliable protection.
But still, this decision is head-scratching even if the Dolphins plan to use next year's first-round pick on a top quarterback.