The first preseason game is in the books for the Dolphins, and the competition between quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen contnues.
“It’s still in a competition,” coach Brian Flores told reporters on Saturday. “Obviously, Josh [Rosen] had come in there and had more reps. He played the second and third quarter. [There was] some good, some not-so-good. [Ryan Fitzpatrick] really just had the first quarter. He had a couple of errant throws, but I thought his operation was good. Honestly, Josh had the lion’s share of the snaps. I thought he did a good job. I thought he ran the offense well. I thought he made some good throws. I thought he could’ve made a couple better decisions. Checking the ball down is not a bad thing to do.”
Flores shrugged at the significance to the competition of whether Fitzpatrick or Rosen get the bulk of the first-team reps.
“I think we’ll continue to split reps in a way that we can evaluate both, but really all three quarterbacks,” Flores said, referring to Jake Rudock. “First-team, second-team — I think people put more value in that stuff than I do, but we’re going to try to get the reps to evaluate all three guys and really everybody on the team.”
Flores was asked to explain why he puts less value on first-team and second-team distinctions.