Heading into the 2018 draft, Josh Rosen was a top prospect coming out of UCLA. In college, he showcased amazing arm talent and great mechanics. Many believed he was ready to succeed at the NFL level. In the draft, the Arizona Cardinals traded up and selected Rosen with the 10th overall pick.
Many believed Rosen could be the Cardinals franchise quarterback — however — both he and the team struggled in his rookie season. He threw for 2,278 yards, 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games. The Cardinals finished with a league worst 3-13 record.
During the offseason, Arizona fired then head coach Steve Wilks and hired Kliff Kingsbury who was an offensive guru at Texas Tech. Kingsbury seemed to be all in on Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. In the draft, the Cardinals selected Murray with the first overall pick and traded Rosen to the Miami Dolphins for a third round pick.
In Miami, Josh Rosen’s struggles continued. Ryan Fitzpatrick won the quarterback competition against Rosen. As a result, he spent most of the season on the sideline. In just 6 games, he finished with 567 yards, 1 touchdown and 5 interceptions. The Dolphins ended their season with a 5-11 record.
Again, Rosen’s team had their eyes on a top quarterback prospect. They selected Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick. With Tagovailoa and Fitzpatrick ahead of him, Rosen was pushed down to QB3 on the Dolphins depth chart. Miami fielded trade offers for Rosen and eventually released him.
While he has had a rocky start to his career, Josh Rosen seems to be in a perfect position to succeed in the future. After clearing waivers, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On the Buccaneers, he’ll be mentored and taught by Tom Brady. In a few years, after Rosen learns under Brady, weather he’s on the Bucs or another team, he should be ready to succeed.
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