Fitzpatrick appears well ahead of Rosen in Dolphins' QB battle

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With quarterback stability at an all-time high, the Miami Dolphins feature one of the few battles at the position this offseason.

By all indications, however, it hasn't been much of a battle to date. Entering his 14th NFL season, Ryan Fitzpatrick appears to have outplayed recently-acquired Josh Rosen during mandatory minicamp practices, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

A number of reporters were on the scene at Miami's practice facility, and if their thoughts are any indication, Rosen has some catching up to do as training camp approaches.

It should be noted that the Dolphins have a long way to go before naming their Week 1 starter, as minicamp practices generally don't reveal who'll win a position battle.

Furthermore, Fitzpatrick not only has experience on his side early on, but a head start as well. The veteran was signed over one month before Rosen was acquired from the Arizona Cardinals.

Head coach Brian Flores stressed competition from the moment he was hired. The former New England Patriots assistant claimed that practices will weigh into his decision on who'll start during the year just as much as preseason games, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Fitzpatrick appears well ahead of Rosen in Dolphins' QB battle
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