For a stretch of time late last season, it felt as though the final weeks of the season would be Paxton Lynch ‘s last stand in Denver.
He’s a special player, Bettcher said Wednesday. He’s a guy that’s going to create nightmares for any defensive coordinator, and matchup problems on any given down.
Instead, Fowler enters the final year of his rookie contract on a base salary of $3.6 million with a goal to prove himself worthy of a large payday.
I know how good of a player I am, Fowler said, via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union. I know I’m one of the best players in this league. When I go out there, I’m going to make the best of my opportunities every time. I’m working hard to have the best season of my career.
Fales finished the 2017 season with the Dolphins, playing in the regular-season finale and completing 29 of 42 passes (69 percent) for 265 yards. He’s the only contender for the No. 2 job who was on the roster last year; Osweiler and Bryce Petty joined the Dolphins in the offseason.
Still, Fales has a long way to go to become the primary backup to Ryan Tannehill.
We felt like [keeping Fales] was a good first step for us and really we wanted to see how everything played out, because between free agency and the draft, you just never know how things are going to shake out, coach Adam Gase recently said, via Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post. By adding Brock and then Bryce, I think it’s been a good competition.
That’s really what we’re going to be doing going into training camp. We’re just going to let those guys compete and see who wins out.
Gase made it clear that he won’t decide on a backup until August, or maybe September.