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Miami Dolphins trade for Josh Rosen: Grade and analysis

The Miami Dolphins made the trade we’ve been hearing about all night. They traded a second-round pick for former Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen.

The Arizona Cardinals relationship with Josh Rosen was completely broken. Now, the pairing has split, with the Cardinals trading Rosen to the Miami Dolphins. Miami sent back the 62nd-overall choice in this year’s draft, which was used on UMass receiver Andy Isabella, and a 2020 fifth-round pick as well.

The duo said all the “right things” leading up to the NFL Draft saying that Rosen was their starting quarterback. They talked about how they wanted him to grow with them. Then, they went and used the No. 1 overall pick to take Kyler Murray. Obviously, that meant Rosen was available.

This is a great move for the Dolphins, who use that second-round pick to get their quarterback of the future. He has the potential to be very good, has skills to grow, and doesn’t have to start right away. He can retry his redshirt year with Ryan Fitzpatrick still slinging it in Miami.

What’s best is Fitzpatrick knows what he is. He won’t have any reservations telling Rosen everything he knows because he understands that he’s in Miami to teach the man who’s going to get the job next.

Rosen might even be the starter Week 1. This just gives new Head Coach Brian Flores options at the most important position in football. This doesn’t make Miami contenders this season, but it makes them much better now and in the future.

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The Cardinals mismanaged this pretty bad, but still came out with a 2nd-round pick. At one point, analysts say they were looking at a third-round pick at best for Rosen. That seemed insane, but they didn’t do too much better. There’s more to this trade to come, but as we see it now, the Cardinals come away with a C.

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