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Dolphins Bench Josh Rosen in Favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick During Fourth Quarter vs. Redskins

Dolphins bench Josh Rosen in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick

Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen was benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Redskins in favor of backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Rosen was sent to the bench after completing 15-of-25 passes for 85 yards (3.4 yards per attempt) with two interceptions and a 32.9 passer rating. Rosen's first interception came on a slant that was well-covered and looked like a predetermined throw from Rosen. The second resulted from a forced throw between two defenders.

Rosen led three straight three-play drives with no first downs and one interception before being replaced in the second half.

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Miami trailed the Redskins 17–3 at the time of his benching.

The move comes after coach Brian Flores declared earlier this week that Rosen would start the next 12 games under center.

Fitzpatrick completed three of his first four attempts against Washington while leading Miami on a 9-play, 55-yard scoring drive to cut the Dolphins' deficit to 17–10 with 10:56 remaining.

Fitzpatrick later found DeVante Parker for an 11-yard strike in the endzone to make it 17–16.

Miami fell to 0–6 on the year after failing to convert the two-point attempt.