Latest On Josh Rosen Market

Josh Rosen remains an Arizona Cardinal and plans to report to the start of the team’s offseason program. But with the Cardinals widely expected to draft Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall, trade rumors persist.

The Redskins remain at the front of the line, with NBC Sports’ Peter King predicting that is the most likely destination for the former UCLA standout. Both Jay Gruden and new offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell liking the pocket passer coming out of college, King notes, adding that Washington’s offense would be a good fit for Rosen.

Washington has checked in but will not offer its No. 15 overall pick for Rosen. Even the Redskins’ second-round pick (No. 46) may be too rich of an asking price for the Cardinals, with King adding it’s possible Washington’s top third-round choice (No. 76) may be enough to pry away the 22-year-old passer. The Redskins were the first team connected to Rosen, but they then traded for Case Keenum, complicating their interest. However, the $6.24MM left through 2021 on Rosen’s contract would make sense for the Redskins, who have Alex Smith‘s lofty cap hits on their books through 2022.

Washington has also done “a ton” of work on this year’s draft-eligible quarterbacks, and Albert Breer of SI.com notes teams looking to move out of the top 10 view the Redskins as a prime trade partner. Although, Redskins executive VP Doug Williams did not sound like a trade-up was too likely.

Beyond Washington, Breer reports the Dolphins, Chargers and Giants have checked in on Rosen’s availability. The Cardinals have not given their incumbent starter any indication if he’s available, per Breer. They also are unlikely to accept the Giants’ No. 95 overall pick for a player they drafted 10th last year, King adds, which could complicate Big Blue’s plans. They have discussed a Rosen deal internally but have no picks between Nos. 37 and 95, giving up their third-rounder in last year’s supplemental draft.

The primary team linked to waiting until 2020 for their possible long-term quarterback, the Dolphins appear to be less bullish on this year’s class. The only way they will trade for Rosen or use their first-round pick on a passer this year is if they are convinced he is a possible 10-plus-year starter, King adds. The Dolphins have not had a 10-year QB starter since Dan Marino.

The Patriots were not high on Rosen last year, Breer notes, but that was partially because of what it would have cost them to move up in the first round to acquire him. After a rough year for Rosen, Patriots interest may still not be there, per King. Philip Rivers continues to indicate he has no near-future retirement plans, and the Bolts gave Tyrod Taylor $6MM on a two-year deal. This would not point to a Rosen-to-Los Angeles scenario coming to fruition.

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22 comments on “Latest On Josh Rosen Market

    • davidkaner

      They wouldn’t. They traded a 3rd & a 5th to move up & get him. Keep him & let him play and trade him at the deadline to a team needing a QB because of an injury. Rosen could put up decent numbers to get them at late 1st round pick in 2020.

        • tylerall5

          Never a bad idea to let a rookie QB sit for a while to learn the offense and how to read NFL defenses.

  1. metnoxious

    You just know that if they hold onto him long enough someone will bite the bullet. They always do.

  2. dust44

    Dolphins r the most logical QB needy team right now. If they cannot trade up for Haskins or he doesn’t slide I could see them sending a 2 for Rosen.

    • elscorcho the marlin
      elscorcho the marlin

      I really think they’re just waiting for 2020 draft. They don’t mind losing this year as a reset

      • captainsalty

        Except their coach flat out said he would not have anything to do with tanking whatsoever

        • crosseyedlemon

          Well what would you expect him to say? First year coaches historically struggle anyway so the Dolphins are going to do a lot of losing even without having to resort to a tank strategy.

  3. TheTruth12

    Don’t forget that brainless guy that suggested the pats trade a 1st and 3rd for Rosen and a 4th the other day.

    • BoSoxWin

      The Pats trading their 1st (#32 Overall) for Rosen and either a 3rd or 4th back from Arizona could be a plausible deal. Pats like to keep their rookie salaries low, and since Rosen’s signing bonus would stay with Arizona, they’d get him for the next 3 years for around $2M/yr which is less than they would pay this year’s 1st round pick (including annual cap hit for signing bonus). So if the Pats feel that Rosen could be a legit starter in the NFL, trading their 1st round pick may make sense so long as Arizona gives them a pick back.

  4. ffjsisk

    Teddy Bridgewater got a 3 last year. Somebody will give up more for Rosen. I’d guess a 2 gets it done in the ends

    • Begamin

      Id rather have Bridgewater than Rosen. Anyway, it was a 3rd for Bridgewater and a 5th. If someone coughs up as much as an early 3rd they very well might be able to get him.

      • bigz51

        Bridgewater was on a 1 yr deal, Rosen is on a team friendly rookie contract that will play into the compensation too

  5. Yep it is

    No way will they trade him for a 3rd rounder. He can sit on the sidelines and rot. Late first or 2nd. Funny how big market teams like the Giants think they can give whatever.

  6. LordBanana

    Who would give a first, he’s already lost a year off his rookie contract and proved nothing

  7. RockHauler

    Open will be traded by the draft. More likely on draft day. If the Cardinals are intent on picking Murray no way Rosen is on the roster after the draft.
    People seem to think that As the season comes closer a team will overpay, why? There is an old saying in football, a team that has 2 QBs has NO QBs. Having both will cause divide in the locker room, eat up cap space and the Cards will have to accept pennies on the dollar. Look for him to go for either a low 2nd, or 3rd and a 4th rounder in 2020 draft. Something s better than nothing.

  8. Z-A
    Z-A

    Picks I think would be in play… New England has 2 2nds. Giants 37th. Cincy 42nd. Miami 48th.

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