Miami Dolphins Make Surprising Josh Rosen Decision
The Miami Dolphins made a surprising Josh Rosen decision recently.
That decision? They are moving on.
Rosen, a highly-touted prospect out of UCLA, has had a rough go in his first couple of years as a professional.
After originally being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins to make room for Kyler Murray.
Then in Miami, Rosen ended up losing his starting gig to veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Rosen quickly found himself at something of a career crossroads.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, it appears as though the Dolphins have officially given up on Rosen.
“My sense is the Dolphins made up their mind on Rosen watching him during camp, and in practice, which is why they weren’t more eager to put him out there on game day. Right or wrong, the coaches had a shot to see more,” he wrote.
“They declined. The shame of it for him is that if he was with a team that spent, say, the 10th pick of the draft on him, there’d probably be more emphasis on developing him, and he’d have more shots to play,” he continued.
“In the end, I’d say the chances he’s the long-term answer in Miami are small. The question now would be whether or not someone offers something for him. Because I do think the Dolphins would consider moving him.”
Miami’s attitude towards the young quarterback is not surprising.
So far, Rosen has thrown more career interceptions than touchdowns.
Over the course of his time in the pros thus far Rosen has recorded 2,845 yards, 12 scores and 19 picks. Hardly Pro Bowl numbers.
At just 22 years old, Rosen obviously still has time to right the ship. But it does not look like that will happen in Miami.
The Dolphins have the number five overall pick in this year’s draft, and they are expected to use it on Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Between Tagovailoa and Fitzpatrick, there is simply no room left in the Miami rotation left for Rosen at this point in the game.