Reports from the NFL Draft say that the Miami Dolphins have become the front-runner to land Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen.
It was just a matter of time. The Arizona Cardinals chose to move on just one year after trading up to take UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. They saw a talent in Kyler Murray that they couldn’t pass up in Kliff Kingsbury’s new offense, so that leaves Rosen in no-mans land.
Well, according to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, it looks like the Miami Dolphins may be looking to make a move to make Rosen their QB of the future. The Dolphins passed on Dwayne Haskins to choose Clemson DT Christian Wilkins with the 13th pick. At the time, it looked like Brian Flores’ first year as a head coach would go on with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, but this new report could change that.
Rosen did not have a good first season with the Cardinals, but Tom Brady would have trouble in that offense. He had one of the worst offensive lines in recent memory. His head coach was Steve Wilks. His offensive coordinator Mike McCoy put together the game plan all offseason, then they fired him in October. It was a mess.
Rosen to the Dolphins sounds very interesting. Most analysts thought that the Dolphins were going to wait for Trevor Lawrence or Tua Tagovailoa in next year’s NFL Draft, but this could change things. Although, wouldn’t it be kind of funny if the Dolphins end up with the first overall pick, and Rosen gets outdone by another first-overall pick? No, that’s crueler, but it would be something worth watching.
It won’t cost the Dolphins much to get Rosen. Right now, it wouldn’t cost them a first-round pick in this year’s draft since they already used it, and they are definitely not giving them a first rounder in 2020. So basically, they are giving up mid round picks for a guy taken in the top ten last season, who was put in an impossible situation to succeed.
Here, in Miami, he could learn from Ryan Fitzpatrick while spending time learning the offense. The Dolphins will get four more years of a cost-controlled QB. The Cardinals get whatever they can from a now depleted asset. This could be the move to push fast forward on the Dolphins rebuild (but it still won’t fix them this season).