Salguero - Neither Rosen or Fitzpatrick will be the Dolphins long term quarterback

August 13, 2019 - 5:48 pm

Last year, the Buffalo Bills dealt with a full-blown quarterback competition and questions about who will start the season under center. Now, an AFC East rival is dealing with a competition between a young second-year passer and a journeyman veteran who has been around the league, including in Buffalo.

As Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen continue to battle for the right to be the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Insider Armando Salguero joined Schopp and Bulldog on Tuesday to give a deeper look on the competition under center and what the Dolphins are looking like heading into the 2019 season. Here is some of what Salguero had to say with Schopp and Bulldog on Tuesday:

On the long term impact of this competition between Fiztpatrick and Rosen:

"By the end of the year, it really won't matter because neither one of these two guys is going to be, from what I can gather, the franchise quarterback of the Miami Dolphins going forward for years and years."

"If they are even 6-10 or 7-9, they're still goint to go out there and find a way to draft a quarterback... There are three guys out there next year - Jake Fromm (Georgia), Justin Herbert (Oregon) and Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) - that everybody covets. And one of those guys is going to be falling to [pick] number three, number four, number five and the Dolphins think that they have enough ammunition to get up to that level."

On the potential of Rosen already being labeled a "bust":

"Part of that circumstance is the teams around him are bad. The Dolphins are not a good football team, their offensive line is not good. Jordan Mills is a starter on the Miami Dolphins offensive line right now.

"(Rosen) isn't getting a lot of protection and so, he's not getting a lot of time to do a lot of things, and what does that say for a quarterback? 'Well he's not moving the team, he's not getting it done, we need another guy.' Nobody seems to notice, by the way, we have two rookie offensive guards playing, the center was injured all of last year and Jordan Mills is starting right tackle."

On Rosen's supposed bad body language mentioned by Miami head coach Brian Flores:

"Brian Flores was talking about how Josh Rosen needs to improve his 'body language.' When he doesn't like a play or when a play goes poorly, the coach wasn't digging too much Josh Rosen's reaction. And at quarterback, if you don't have the right reaction to adversity, you are affecting the entire offense.

"Ryan Fitzpatrick handles all of those things, he has good body language, he has leadership. He gets guys in and out of the huddle quickly... You've got to - after a while - start to think 'I'm not thinking that the coach is loving this situation with Josh Rosen.'"

You can listen to the rest of Salguero's interview with Schopp and Bulldog below:

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