Dolphins pull QB Rosen for Fitzpatrick

The Miami Dolphins pulled quarterback Josh Rosen in favor of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the visiting Washington Redskins.

The change came just four days after head coach Brian Flores told reporters the quarterback position was "settled," and that Rosen would start for the remainder of the season, assuming he was healthy.

Fitzpatrick entered with 14:55 to play in regulation, with Miami trailing 17-3. He promptly led a nine-play, 55-yard scoring drive, capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by Kalen Ballage. It was the first time this season the Dolphins had scored after halftime.

Rosen was 15 of 25 for 85 yards and two interceptions, absorbing five sacks, before being pulled. He led a 10-play, 63-yard drive late in the first half to set up a 39-yard field goal, but the Dolphins' other seven drives with Rosen ended in five punts and the two interceptions.

Entering Sunday, Rosen was 43 of 84 for 482 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions.

Fitzpatrick was 27 of 52 for 303 yards, one touchdown and four picks in parts of three games this season before Sunday. He started the Dolphins' first two games before entering briefly for an injured Rosen in Week 3.

--Field Level Media