In week 2 of the NFL season, Ryan Fitzpatrick was the dolphins starting quarterback, Minkah Fitzpatrick was still a Dolphin, while Taco Charlton was still a Cowboy. Going into week 3 of the same season all of this has changed. Let’s break down all the news that has changed the outlook on Miami’s future.
Rosen named the week three starter
This should have been the case from week one, the Dolphins need to see if Rosen can be the guy to lead this franchise going forward. Fitzpatrick has played 143 games in his career and has yet been able to establish himself as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Rosen a former first-round pick is only twenty-two years old and has plenty of time to grow and mature into the franchise quarterback many thought he could be. If Rosen can show promise the Dolphins can use their boatload of picks and cap space to surround Rosen with a good offensive line and defense.
Minkah Fitzpatrick traded to the Steelers for a first-round pick
The Dolphins wanted at least a first-round pick in return for Fitzpatrick and they got it. Chris Grier and Brian Flores both sat down and talked with Minkah to try to convince him to work it out and stay, however his mind was already made up. This trade was one done out of necessity but that doesn’t mean the value they got back in return wasn’t worth there while. This pick could prove to be very valuable as the Steelers have started 0-2 and Big Ben is out for the season.
Dolphins claim Taco Charlton off waivers
This is a low-risk high reward move by the Dolphins. Miami adds a much needed young pass rusher on a cheap and affordable deal. Claiming Charlton was an easy decision as the Dolphins project to have over 150 million dollars in cap space this offseason.