The Arizona Cardinals used their first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to select former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen was expected to be the team’s franchise quarterback. A year later, the team is shipping him off to Miami after selecting former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. This, with the first overall pick.
The Cardinals, who had denied the rumors that they were going to take Murray with the first pick. Did not help themselves during the process and had to settle for a second round pick this season and a 2020 fifth round pick after losing all their leverage. Are the Cards the new Baltimore Ravens?
For his part, Rosen has taken the move in stride. Josh Rosen thanked the organization and fans for the support. Support they showed him during his lone season in the desert.
General manager Steve Kiem said the team would have been fine with keeping Rosen on the roster, but decided to trade to get some value in return.
Josh Rosen On The Move
“It was really about the opportunity,” Keim said. “Certainly, all of us are big fans of Josh Rosen’s, wish him well and think he’s going to have a heck of a career in the NFL.”
Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said trading for Rosen was a no-brainer.
“It was an opportunity to add more competition and talent at a position,” Grier said. “We’ve always talked about creating that competitive environment at every position. It was a grueling two days for both of us working through it.”
“He was always a guy that’s had a ton of talent,” Grier said of the former UCLA standout. “He’s a guy that everyone knows has arm talent.
What everybody always liked about him is how cerebral he was as well.
It’s a young, talented guy at a premium position in this league.” What does this mean for Josh Rosen next year? Review the latest betting odds here for 2020.
Despite the team hoping he can turn into their franchise quarterback, Grier said Rosen will not be handed the starting quarterback job and has to earn it in training camp. Looks like his situation may be the same as with the Cardinals.