The Dolphins will roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick as they welcome the New York Jets to Miami this Sunday. Coach Brian Flores announced the decision during his press conference on Wednesday.
"I think [Fitzpatrick] gives us the best chance to win," Flores said near the end of his time with the media.
Fitzpatrick threw two touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 60 percent of his passes as the starter against Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football. Sunday's start will be his third-straight after coming on in relief of Josh Rosen in the second half of the loss to Washington on Oct. 13.
Despite some recent improvements, Miami's offense continues to struggle and is averaging just 11 points per game. The Dolphins are averaging 254 yards per game, only better than the Jets, who are averaging 210 yards per game.
"We’ve just got to continue to keep fighting," Fitzpatrick said after the loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night. "That’s just kind of the place that we’re at right now – just continue to keep fighting, continue to keep going to practice and try to get better every single day and then making sure that when we come out on Monday night or on Sundays now, we’re just out here enjoying each other and trying to have fun out on the field.”
Fitzpatrick, a 16-year veteran, is looking to improve on a season that includes five touchdowns, seven interceptions and a completion percentage of 59.7.
Adam Gase, who spent three years in Miami as the head coach, makes his return to Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. The Dolphins (0-7) are looking for their first win of the season. Meanwhile, the Jets (1-6) will try to snap a two-game losing streak.
"We're on to the Jets, that is where our focus is," Flores said on Wednesday. "Gase does a good job putting his players in positions to make plays and attack defenses. He is a tough guy to draw up defenses against."