Josh Rosen speaks out on tumultuous start to his NFL career
The Arizona Cardinals selected UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick back in 2018 with hopes of flipping the fate of the franchise around. However, the inexperienced rookie underwhelmed in his first season playing under center in the desert. The arrival of Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray eventually booted Rosen to the Miami Dolphins via trade.
The third-year player voiced out his sentiments regarding his current situation in the league:
“I was drafted in the first round and I think around the league, people still think I can play to a certain extent,” he said in his first comments since Dec. 20, via the Palm Beach Post. “And just whenever that opportunity comes, where it comes, I just want to be prepared for it because they’re few and far between, and I didn’t do great with the two that I already had.
“Not many people get third chances, so I’m definitely going to seize the opportunity when it comes.”
Rosen was not all to blame for his uneventful stint with the Cardinals. Many tend to forget that he found himself on a roster filled with inefficiencies and gaping holes as a rookie back then. He started in 13 out of 14 games played and led the team to a disappointing 3-13 record in 2018.
The 23-year old player was then figured in a trade during the 2019 offseason that sent him to Miami. A seemingly similar situation welcomed him and another dismal season went in the books. He only started in 3 out of 6 appearances and recorded a total of 567 passing yards on 109 attempts and a scored touchdown.
A tougher competition in the Dolphins’ quarterback room is expected with the arrival of rookie Tua Tagovailoa. For Rosen, all is still not lost as he is still in the early stages of his playing career. He certainly has to capitalize on every opportunity that arises and completely trust the process every step of the way.
Football fans still want to see Rosen pen a better career in the future, be it with the Dolphins or on another team.