The Arizona Cardinals selected quarterback Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. After just one year, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins.
With Miami’s rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa healthy, the Dolphins have fielded trade inquiries in recent days for former first-round pick Josh Rosen, per league sources. In an upcoming weekend of moves, Rosen could be on the move again.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2020
Rosen is still just 23. However, he might be on his third team in just three years in a matter of days. And in those three years, he has appeared in just 20 games.
Even worse, those 20 games have not been the most successful for Rosen. The quarterback has a career 54.8 completion percentage. With that low number, he only has 2,845 passing yards and 12 touchdown passes compared to 19 interceptions.
For a quarterback with so much promise, not a lot has gone right. So maybe the New England Patriots should trade for him.
Yes, that’s a really bad selling point. But could Rosen be Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick’s “Tom Brady 2.0?”
No, we’re not saying that Rosen is absolutely going to turn into Brady. But he’s the perfect type of player for Belichick to mold into a star. Rosen has been praised for a lot of his game. He has a cannon for an arm and has shown great touch and accuracy at times. However, a lot of people have already given up on the quarterback and have written him off. Sort of like how Brady was written off right when he got into the league.
Rosen has stated multiple times how he is determined to improve, and he has constantly shown a good work ethic. Those are two things that Belichick will eat up. It makes even more sense right now based on their roster.
The Patriots have Cam Newton at quarterback. He’s great, but he’s also a 31-year-old quarterback on a new team with a one-year deal. There is no legitimate reason to believe he is who New England plans on keeping for their extended future. Sure, a Super Bowl ring might change their minds, but that’s about it.
Josh Rosen is still just 23. He has a great arm with a lot of talent. However, he’s raw. That’s a good thing though, because he’s willing to learn and be molded into a star.
And who better for that task than Belichick?
In fact, a lot of people to this day still love to claim that Brady is simply a system quarterback. He is a product of Belichick. It will be interesting to see how he does this season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and if he silences some of those doubters.
Still, there is no denying that Belichick helped turn Brady into the all-time great he is today.
So why can’t he do the same for the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft? A 23-year-old who many saw unlimited potential from when he was entering the league? It certainly seems worth the risk as the Dolphins likely won’t be asking for too much in return for the quarterback.
If the Patriots can get him at a good price, Belichick has his next project. Give Newton the job this year and see how he does. But at the same time, start molding Josh Rosen.
And in 2021 you might have a 24-year-old with potentially two decades left in the game. And that 24-year-old could be your next superstar quarterback. Take the chance and see if you can get Brady 2.0.