AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Rosen, Patriots

The Dolphins might be receiving some interest in Josh Rosen, but they’re probably not in a rush to trade him, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes. Rosen is slated to count for just $2.17MM against the cap and GM Chris Grier would be admitting defeat by trading the former first-round pick for substantially less than he gave up for him. In 2019, the Dolphins shipped a second-round pick plus a fifth-round choice to the Cardinals for Rosen. Right now, there’s no way they’d get anything close to a Round 2 selection in return.

Instead, Salguero expects the Dolphins to wait things out and see if his value improves with time. A QB injury elsewhere coupled with a solid preseason from the former No. 10 overall pick could get the job done. In the meantime, the Dolphins will focus on Tua Tagovailoa – their latest quarterback of the future – and proven veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Here’s more from the AFC East:

  • In his final season under contract with the DolphinsRaekwon McMillan is expected to be used mostly on run downs, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. That’s not an ideal platform for the linebacker, who has had limited opportunities to show his stuff. As a second-round pick in 2017, McMillan was set to start before a preseason ACL injury robbed him of his first pro season. In 2018, he started in every game and saw 831 snaps, but in 2019 he saw just 515 snaps and missed a chunk of the year. Jerome Baker and Kyle Van Noy are likely to be the Dolphins’ two leading LBs, ahead of McMillan.
  • The Patriots‘ offensive line seems more or less set, but Jeff Howe of The Athletic wonders if Marcus Cannon‘s recent change in representation is a sign that the club has approached him about reworking his contract. The right tackle took a step back in 2019 and he’s set to count for $9.6MM in 2020. If the Patriots want Cannon to take a pay cut that isn’t suitable for the veteran, a summer shakeup could be on the way.
  • New Jets quarterback Joe Flacco has been cleared to throw, but he won’t be ready for Week 1 against the Bills.
View Comments (21)
newest oldest

21 comments on “AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Rosen, Patriots

  1. medic87

    everyone knows the dolphins have Tua and Fitzpatrick, waiting on trading 3rd string Rosen because you think his value might go up, is ridiculous.

    • mcmillankmm

      I mean the approach is sound, Rosen has no trade value at all now…..

    • UberSTCrew

      It would be stupid to trade Rosen right now when his value is low and he is costing very little cap space. Rosen is worth more to the Dolphins than a day 3 pick.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Rosen seems destined to play on last place teams his entire career, so I guess the next stop will be Detroit or Jacksonville.

    • All American Johnsonville Dogs

      Detroit wouldn’t be a bad destination. Backup to Stafford. But man they need to fix that oline.

  3. bhd360

    I honesty feel horrible for Rosen. Few QB’s in NFL history have had worse situations to start their career. Goes to Arizona has no O line, and very limited weapons. Then has to work with a worse supporting cast in Miami. He may have never been a star but he wasn’t given a great starting point.

    • I give no fox

      Larry fitz, aka first ballot HOF, takes offense to this comment. Perhaps Rosen just isn’t that good? He made Fitzpatrick look like Marino in Miami. You can use the argument that the team sucks around him, but then how did journeyman ryan Fitzpatrick win 5 games with those turds? I do not feel bad one bit for millionaire josh Rosen. He was just gifted life changing amounts of money, now it’s on him to get better and earn the right to play

        • I give no fox

          Yea, he may be older but he still put up a 100+/1,000+ season the year prior. And also had a better year last year with murray despite less targets. He may be older but he’s definitely still a weapon

      • All American Johnsonville Dogs

        How’d Fitz win 5 games last year?

        Jets, Colts, Patriots (last week of the season),Bengals, and Eagles.

        Week 9- jets were 1-6

        Week 10- Brian Hoyer was QB for the Colts

        Bengals- team who just drafted 1st overall? That defense gave up the 4th worst amount of yards.

        Eagles- weren’t exactly a stout passing defense. They ranked 20th in passing yards allowed last year.

        Patriots in week 17? Pretty good win

        • I give no fox

          Ok and Rosen started against Washington, chargers and cowboys, and lost all 3. Two of those teams were picking in the top 6. He looked lost. I am a dolphins fan and wanted nothing but success for this kid, but at this point he has to earn it. Blaming the supporting cast for his failures is wrong. Fitz led them to 5 wins with the same supporting cast. Miami tried to give him the starting gig and he couldn’t take advantage of it. He did nothing in practices after his benching to deserve a second chance.

    • mcmillankmm

      What’s to feel bad about? Fitzpatrick outperformed him and thus took the starting role

  4. giants4evr27

    If it’s last place teams then maybe he will become the Rams new backup QB to Goff.

    • I give no fox

      It was no secret Miami was targeting Tua all year, but it’s an interesting assessment. I guess it all depends on what your view is. Did they trade for Rosen to be their qb of the future, in which case clearly it’s admitting defeat. I think he is looking at is as losing the trade. If he trades him now for a 6th, that’s admitting defeat. I think they keep him unless someone comes in with a 3rd rounder. He still has potential and that contract is dirt cheap for the position. Keep him as a backup and see if he improves

      • phillyballers

        The trade was a mistake from the moment the agreed to it. 2.1M and 3.0M isnt dirt cheap for a 3rd string QB. Now if they have no intention of bringing in a Vet in 21, then I guess hes you’re 2nd string QB in 21 at 3M which isn’t bad, but the only thing going for them is that hes been in the system for 2 yrs at that point. I’d rather bring Fitz back on a cheaper deal and pick up a 3rd off the street and recoup any draft capital I can for Rosen. Maybe they are just waiting for an injury to occur too.

  5. Simmons>Russ

    Trade Josh Rosen to the Pats or Buccs for a fourth and call it a day.

    On the Pats he would be competing to be a starter and with BB as coach and McDaniels as OC maybe he does well. He would also have a decent o line and decent targets with Edleman Harry Sanu and others.

    On the Buccs he would be learning behind Brady and then could eventually take over and have a good o line and good WRers and TEs plus a good head coach

  6. g8752

    I’m sure if there’s a legal way to give Cannon less the Patriots will. It’s the Patriot way and part of the reason why they have been so successful. It isn’t just about play calling. LOL

Leave a Reply