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Brian Flores: Josh Rosen Must Earn Miami Starting QB Job

The Miami Dolphins will not hand starting quarterback to newly acquired Josh Rosen, when he arrives in south Florida at team headquarters.

Miami head coach Brian Flores spoke clearly that Rosen, who was acquired on Friday by Miami from Arizona for two draft picks, will not be treated differently that all the other Dolphins players.

Flores said that when Rosen arrives he will have to compete for any role he has with the team just as every other player on the team must do. The Dolphins new head coach added that the guys that produce at practice and do the things to help the team win are the guys that will play.

Rosen, who was the No. 10 overall pick in last year’s draft, posted the lowest passer rating at 66.7 in the NFL last season.

However, the quarterback is getting a fresh start after Arizona drafted Kyler Murray as the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday to be his replacement.

The Dolphins said value played a big part in trading to acquire Rosen but Miami also was high on the QB’s character and were the first to defend him against recent criticism.

Some of the just surfaced criticism included questions over the leadership skills of Rosen, his passion for the game and whether his teammates like him.

Grier said the Dolphins have received unsolicited calls from coaches that worked with Rosen and have said the criticism is BS.

Rosen will be given the opportunity to prove he is the player to solve Miami’s short- and long-term quarterback needs, but the title as franchise quarterback will not be handed to him. Flores says that title must be earned in meetings and on the field.

The Dolphins signed veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick last month and Fitzpatrick was considered the odds on favorite to start after Ryan Tannehill was traded to Tennessee.

However, with Rosen now on the scene a competition will exist over who will be the Dolphins No. 1 signal caller.

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