The Dolphins expect Josh Rosen to be fired up when he arrives in Miami.
But coach Brian Flores felt the need to clarify the second-year quarterback won’t receive any special treatment when he gets there.
“When Josh gets here, he’s got to compete for any type of role that he has here. That’s the case for everyone in the building,” Flores said Saturday, via ESPN. “The guys who produce on the practice field and do all the things that help this team win — those are the guys who will play.”
The Cardinals acquired the 62nd pick and a 2020 pick from the Dolphins for Rosen on Friday after Arizona drafted Kyler Murray with the first overall pick one day earlier. Rosen had been selected No. 10 overall last year, giving Miami great trade value in the deal after months of speculation that he could be replaced.
While the Dolphins already have veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick on the roster, it’s an opportunity for Rosen to start fresh with a clean slate, especially after he posted the NFL’s lowest passer rating (66.7) as a rookie last season.
“You never get to really know a person until you sit with him every day, which we’ll get that opportunity,” Flores added. “We’ve done a lot of work on Josh. I think he’s smart, he works hard, football is important to him and I think he has an opportunity to help this team win games.”
But first, Rosen will have to prove himself.
“You have to earn the right to get that kind of label,” Flores said. “You have to do it in the meeting, on the practice field. To label a kid like that right off the bat, I feel like that’s unfair in a lot of ways. You have to earn it.”
Rosen, 22, completed 55.2 percent of his passes in 2018 and threw for 2,278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.