Brian Flores claims the Josh Rosen cut was actually good
Many football fans were taken aback when the Miami Dolphins decided to waive quarterback Josh Rosen with over a week to go before their opening game. The 23-year old player spent the 2019 season as a backup to starting playmaker Ryan Fitzpatrick and had started 3 out of 6 total appearances.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores bared his opinion on the surprise cut he made:
“A lot of factors go into the decision-making, but we felt like even with that, this was the best move for the Miami Dolphins,” coach Brian Flores said Saturday, via Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, “We don’t take any of this lightly.”
Josh Rosen was poised to be the Arizona Cardinals’ franchise quarterback when they selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The team had a disappointing campaign as they ended the 2018 season on a 3-13 record. The front office then decided that Rosen wasn’t the cornerstone that they hoped him to be and decided to take a u-turn.
The Cardinals selected Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray with the top overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The following day, they traded Rosen to the Dolphins in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick.
The former UCLA Bruin continued his dismal performance as he tallied 567 passing yards on 109 attempts and a scored touchdown for the Fins last season. He also played under eight different offensive coordinators in a span of five years, dating back to his college days until his tenure with Miami.
The future of Rosen on the gridiron remains to be seen as he now enters the free-agent market. Hopefully, we will get to see him land another opportunity on an NFL roster and revive his playing career soon.