But during Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins, Fitzpatrick replaced Rosen to start the fourth quarter. He promptly led the Dolphins on a touchdown drive — their first second-half points of the season — and nearly pulled out the win before a two-point conversion failed with six seconds left.
After Sunday’s game, Flores had said Rosen would remain the starter for the winless Dolphins (0-5).
Fitzpatrick has completed 39 of 70 passes for 435 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Rosen is 58-for-109 for 567 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.