The writing was on the wall for Josh Rosen after the Arizona Cardinals took Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the first overall pick of the 2019 Draft.
Rosen didn't have to wait long to find out his next landing spot, as the Miami Dolphins snatched up the Arizona outcast for a second round pick (No. 62 overall).
Arizona is trading Josh Rosen to Miami, per spruce.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2019
Rosen's new head coach, former Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores, was a member of the New England staff that reportedly loved Rosen when he was a star at UCLA.
While Rosen struggled during his rookie year in Arizona--throwing 14 interceptions against 11 touchdowns--this can be attributed to a rough schedule and a horrible team around him.
Hard to not feel for Rosen.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 26, 2019
• Worst pass-pro O-Line
• Worst rushing offense
• Bad OC who was fired mid-yr
• Toughest sked of any rookie QB
• Poor WR corps
ARI then hires a HC who adores Murray & drafts #1 him overall.
I'm looking forward to Rosen's 2nd chance.
Kingsbury was allowed to take his guy in Murray, leaving Rosen as a dead man walking in the desert. If this trade works out, then Miami just stole a franchise quarterback at an extreme discount.
If it doesn't, Arizona has already paid a lot of his signing bonus, so there is minimal risk involve.