Arizona Cardinals trade Josh Rosen to Miami Dolphins
The Arizona Cardinals have moved the number 10 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft to the Miami Dolphins
After hearing the rumors all day long, the Arizona Cardinals pulled the trigger with the Miami Dolphins, getting together on a trade for quarterback Josh Rosen. It was about the only place Rosen could have ended up at this point.
With the selection of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the number one pick out on Thursday night, the move was necessary. There never was going to be a quarterback competition in Arizona, despite what some thought or said.
Rosen, who the Cardinals moved up to take at number 10 in the 2018 NFL Draft, had to be pressed into service sooner than the team had hoped last season. He finished off week three against the Chicago Bears after a dismal performance by then starting quarterback Sam Bradford.
That would be the last time Bradford would see the field. Rosen’s first NFL start was against the Seattle Seahawks in week four. He ended up going 3-10 in his 13 starts with the Cardinals.
Rosen threw 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season. He spent a lot of time however running for his life with the lack of a productive offensive line. He was sacked an astounding 45 times last season.
Now Rosen gets to go to a Dolphins team where he will compete for the starting job with newly acquired Ryan Fitzpatrick. In return, the Cardinals got the 62nd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
With that selection they took UMass receiver Andy Isabella. The Cardinals were in desperate need of a receiver.
More importantly though they keep Rosen and Murray out of the same quarterback room. That was going to just turn out awkward anyway you look at it.
Sure, men can be professional and all, but at the end of the day, it was not a situation the Cardinals wanted to be a part of. On Thursday night, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that he wasn’t going to just let a good player leave the building.
Clearly you knew something would be in the works however. Rosen was never making it back to Cardinals headquarters in Tempe after Thursday’s round one.