Report: Miami Dolphins not viewing Josh Rosen as long-term QB
It’s been a rough start to Josh Rosen’s NFL career.
After being selected No. 10 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, the quarterback already finds himself on his second team in as many years.
But even though the 22-year-old got a chance for a fresh start with the Miami Dolphins, things aren’t looking up for the former UCLA Bruin.
Head coach Brian Flores has said that Rosen is struggling with fundamental things such as “getting guys in and out of the huddle,” decision-making and body language.
And according to the Miami Herald‘s Armando Salguero, the team has already made plans to be in attendance for almost all of the games Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Georgia’s Jake Fromm and Oregon’s Justin Herbert will play this season. All three could be entering the 2020 NFL Draft as potential franchise quarterbacks.
The speculation comes after reports of possible trade talks between Miami and the Houston Texans that would send defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — who hasn’t reported to camp or signed his franchise tag — to the Dolphins in exchange for draft picks.
But it’s hard to imagine a way of drafting one of the aforementioned college quarterbacks without having a first-round pick, especially one as high as the Dolphins’ is expected to be.
Rosen is in his second-ever NFL training camp.
In his first with the Cardinals, it was full of promise and optimism about being about the future franchise quarterback in Arizona.
But this time around is different, as Rosen is trying to prove that he still has what it takes to be a starting quarterback in this league.
Veteran journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick, who picked up the nickname “Fitz-magic” with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season after opening 2018 with some pretty impressive performances while playing for the then-suspended Jameis Winston.
And while the soon-to-be 37-year-old Fitzpatrick isn’t a long-term solution, the Dolphins aren’t doing anything to show they believe Rosen is either.
His Cardinals career was obviously shortlived, and speculation of his departure from Arizona began as soon as the possibility of bringing Kyler Murray to the Valley became a reality.
Ultimately, Rosen would end up being traded to the Dolphins for Miami’s second-round pick (62nd overall) — which the Cardinals used to pick wide receiver Andy Isabella — and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
And as for Miami’s defensive line needs, the team took a flier on another former Cardinal by signing Robert Nkemdiche on Aug. 8.