Former Arizona Cardinals, and current Miami Dolphins Quarterback Josh Rosen is going into his third NFL season. After an unsuccessful rookie season, he was traded to Miami just one day after the Cardinals drafted QB Kyler Murray with their #1 pick.
With the Dolphins last season, Rosen totaled 567 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 5 interceptions in just 5 games. The Dolphins lost all 5 of those games- 4 of which were by 20 points or more.
With the team holding the fifth overall selection in this year’s draft, it is presumed that they will select a quarterback.
Josh Rosen will essentially have to reform to being a backup quarterback if he stays with the team this year. This is where the Patriots come into play:
After losing Tom Brady in free agency to the Buccaneers, the Patriots are left without a clear starter. Many speculate whether last year’s rookie backup, Jarrett Stidham, is ready to take over under center. His lack of experience in regular-season games points to the verdict that he isn’t ready to start in the NFL.
The Patriots other QB on the roster, Brian Hoyer, has shown over his fourteen season career that he is no more than a steady backup in the league.
Rosen to the Patriots would definitely be a smart move for both parties.
For Rosen, it’d be his 3rd chance to make a run for a starting job. For the Patriots, it’d offer another guy in the QB room ready to compete. Even if Stidham is their guy, adding Rosen could strengthen the competition between the two, ultimately making the eventual starter more knowledgeable of the playbook and a more accurate passer.
Another advantage of Rosen is his experience. Though it’s not a lot, he has started more games than Stidham.
The Patriots definitely have the capital for a trade with the Dolphins. At this stage in his young, unsuccessful career, Rosen isn’t worth more than a 3rd or 4th rounder.
After New England’s selection at pick 23, they do not pick again until the 87th overall selection. They also own pick 98 and 100. All of which could be valuable assets in a trade for Rosen.
The NFL Draft plans to go on as scheduled starting April 23 with the first round. Around that time, we should start to find out what Rosen’s future holds and if he will be joining a new team for the 2020 season.
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