Dolphins, Flores Start the Season with High Hopes After Changes

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the first half of the team’s preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Miami Dolphins will face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday as a different team.

They have made several moves and cuts since their preseason win over the Saints. That includes having traded Lamery Tunsil and Kenny Stills. In addition, the Dolphins named Ryan Fitzpatrick as their new starting quarterback right after their game in New Orleans.

Head coach Brian Flores will also experience his first ever game as an NFL head coach on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick will be tasked with putting his offense up against the NFL’s best defense from last season, although he has two rookie guards on the offensive line.

On the other hand, former Boynton Beach high school star, and Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson will start at quarterback for the Ravens. Last season, he went 6-and-1 as a rookie, throwing for a total of six passing touchdowns, as well as contributing five rushing touchdowns over those seven games.

The Dolphins take on the Ravens at 1 p.m. Sunday.