In an expected move, former UCLA football quarterback Josh Rosen is now a former Arizona Cardinal as he has been traded to the Miami Dolphins.
After a disastrous single-year stint with the Arizona Cardinals, Josh Rosen is free from the shackles of bad management and is heading east. The former UCLA football player, who was drafted 10th overall by the Cardinals one year ago, is now a part of the Miami Dolphins.
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Speculation about Rosen’s future with Arizona was in question shortly after the hire of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
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Kingsbury was fired from Texas Tech after a substandard 2018 season. Though he has been praised for his offensive mind, Kingsbury was never able to get a handle on his defense down in Lubbock.
Kingsbury was then hired by USC to be their new offensive coordinator, but that tenure only last about a month as he bolted Southern California for Arizona. Once arriving in the desert, many wondered what he would do with Rosen. Arizona had the number one pick in the NFL Draft this year, and with Kingsbury’s infatuation with Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, there was widespread speculation that they would take the young signal caller.
That was confirmed on Thursday as the Cardinals took Murray #1 overall. That meant Rosen was headed out of town. There were rumors that Arizona GM Steve Keim was looking to set up a trade for Rosen right before the draft began on Thursday evening with the Cardinals looking to get another first-round pick.
Instead, Arizona gets a late second round pick in exchange for Rosen and a fifth-round pick, according to USA Today.
Though Rosen is not heading into a great setup with the Dolphins (who finished 7-9 last season), he will be leaving the catastrophe in Arizona (who finished 3-13). Rosen, who threw for 2,278 and had a completion percentage of 55.2 in 2018, will now start fresh with a team that will look to him to help rebuild.