Tread lightly with Josh Rosen rumors to Patriots
More fuel to the fire was added on Wednesday with speculation the Arizona Cardinals could be talking trade with the New England Patriots
It’s impossible to sit here and tell you that it won’t happen but the scenario seems unlikely nonetheless. There has been a suggestion that the Arizona Cardinals might trade quarterback Josh Rosen to the New England Patriots.
It’s hard to fathom but not impossible to imagine. The Patriots eventually will need a successor to current quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady probably still has at least three years before he retires if he sticks to his not retiring until age 45 pledge from a couple of years ago. They however do not seem to have a successor in place yet with Brian Hoyer as his current backup.
However it seems more plausible that Rosen would be given a chance to succeed as the franchise quarterback in Arizona. This trade only happens if the Cardinals go after Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray in the draft with the number one pick.
There within lies the gamble. Do you as a team without a franchise quarterback since moving to the desert 31 years ago, give up your current quarterback with such a designation, with one year under his belt and new offensive linemen to protect him?
If you do, then you are taking a chance that Murray will produce in the NFL. Some are skeptical of that because of his size. There’s certainly a great chance he will have a successful career but if Murray fails and Rosen is in New England, are you giving the Patriots 15 more years of consecutive success in this league?
Of course Rosen could be traded, fail in New England and Murray does great in Arizona. But we just don’t really know either way. You already have somewhat of an idea of what you have with Rosen but Murray has yet to take a snap in an NFL game.
So for now, just hold the breaks on any trade talk. Anything at this point is just a guess. Don’t believe everything you see and hear.