Brian Flores has confirmed today that Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier has been fielding calls about Josh Rosen per Joe Schad:
Since being selected 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, Rosen has had quite a turbulent career, managing only a 63.5 passer rating through 20 games played. After a season where the Cardinals went 3-13, new head coach Kliff Kingsbury decided to select Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in 2019. After the change in direction at the quarterback position, Rosen found himself traded to the Dolphins in exchange for second and fifth-round picks.
In Miami, Rosen was the backup behind journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to start the 2019 season. It seems that Rosen may be moving on to his 3rd team in as many seasons following the pick of Tua Tagovailoa at number five in the 2020 NFL Draft. With Fitzpatrick still in the mix, Rosen would likely be the third-string passer. Despite a relatively unsuccessful career thus far, the former tenth overall pick may be worth more through a trade rather than on the bench.
Josh Rosen was excellent at UCLA, where he earned the 2015 PAC-12 Offensive Freshman of the year as well as a spot on the All PAC-12 second team in 2017. Over his three years as the Bruins’ starting signal-caller, Rosen threw for 56 touchdowns and 9341 yards and was widely considered the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2018 class.
Rosen has not exactly had the best situations to grow. In 2018, the Cardinals defense allowed over 30 points five times, including two where they allowed 45 points and another where they allowed 40. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cardinals had a terrible offensive line plagued by injuries, and Rosen’s top targets were a declining Larry Fitzgerald and fellow-rookie Christian Kirk. Miami was no cakewalk either. The Dolphins were a hot mess to start the 2019 season, losing their first seven games. But they reeled off five wins in their next nine games, showing potential for the future.
Hopefully, Josh Rosen will land at a franchise that wants to develop him. At 23-years-old, Rosen is still in his prime, and it would seem like an immense waste of talent to let a former top-ten pick slip through the cracks.
More to come.