Dolphins’ Josh Rosen ranked last by NFL coaches, executives in QB rankings
Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen is now officially a member of the Miami Dolphins. While currently slated to begin his second NFL season, a fresh start is just what Rosen needed even though the former UCLA standout only played one season as a member of the Cardinals, the team that originally selected him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
However, because Rosen has yet to suit up for the Dolphins immediately following a tumultuous season in the desert, The Athletic recently ranked the up-and-coming signal-caller as the No. 32 overall quarterback in the league — though the former first-rounder didn’t get much love for a very specific reason.
“Rosen is not hated, despite his No. 32 ranking,” writes Mike Sando of The Athletic. “Voters felt the circumstances Rosen faced in Arizona were so dire that they could not be used as part of an evaluation. For that reason, voters almost reflexively placed Rosen in the fourth tier, citing a lack of information.”
With the Cardinals notably selecting former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall this past spring, the Dolphins were there to take on Rosen as Arizona couldn’t possibly house both players going forward.
“It was an opportunity to add more talent and competition at a position we’re always talking about adding more competition at,” Dolphins general manager Chris Grier previously said at the time of the trade with the Cardinals, via USA TODAY Sports.
Neither the Dolphins nor the Cardinals are expected to seriously compete in 2019.