Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores announced Wednesday that he’s made up his mind, and Josh Rosen will stay on as starting quarterback for the season.
According to Flores, “It’s settled. I like where Josh is. I think he’s improving on a week-to-week basis. I think he’s a young, talented player, and I think he needs to get in there and develop and get reps and just improve.”
After replacing veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick during Week 3, Rosen is set to start for the third game in a row this Sunday against the Washington Redskins, who are 0-5.
Rosen ranks 34th in the league in terms of passer rating, completion percentage and touchdown passes. The Dolphins are sitting at 0-4, and Rosen’s career record as a starter is 3-12.
Flores says he wants Rosen to play so the coach can decide whether to keep him in that spot in future seasons.
As for that possibility, Rosen says, “I don’t think about it too much but I’m aware of it and the way that I’m sort of approaching this year is I feel like I’m really just trying out for the team. I feel like I’m auditioning and I’m trying to put my best foot forward and prove to everyone upstairs and coach Flo and Mr. (general manager Chris) Grier that I’m the man moving forward… I’m excited to hopefully prove over these next 12 more weeks that I’m their guy moving forward.”