They’d love him in Aventura.
And at Toojay’s.
But would you want him as your quarterback?
There’s been some talk this offseason that has connected the Miami Dolphins to second-year quarterback Josh Rosen?
Why? Well, he’s breathing. Even after all those hits behind a bad line.
Also, he was a hot prospect when the Arizona Cardinals jumped the Dolphins last spring to draft him out of UCLA at No. 10 overall. And now, the Cardinals have changed coaching staffs after one season, going from Steve Wilks to Kiliff Kingsbury, and Arizona picks first overall. So if they like Kyler Murray — and there’s smoke on both sides about that — they could take Murray and flip Rosen after just one season.
And the Dolphins need help at quarterback more than just about anyone.
“No team in the league, from what I’ve heard, has spent more time researching Josh Rosen in recent weeks than Miami.” Fascinating from @peter_king this am. Best case: a 3rd for your franchise QB. Worst? A 3rd for essentially a 1 year rental.
— Three Yards Per Carry (@3YardsPerCarry) April 22, 2019
Rosen was 3-10 last season, but just about anyone would have been, so it’s hard to judge him on that. He completed just 55 percent of his passes, with more interceptions than touchdowns.
That in itself is not disqualifying. The financial issues may be, as might compensation.
The positives: You get a look at a young quarterback a year before you really want to draft one (since the 2020 class promises to be infinitely better at that position than this one). And if you play him and he’s bad, you get higher in that next draft.
So, will the Dolphins do the Early Bird thing and grab Rosen before they really planned on getting a quarterback?
(We’re sorry. Enjoy the latkes.)
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