Rosen completed 10 of 18 passes for 102 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions during Friday's preseason loss to the Buccaneers.
Getting the starting nod over graybeard Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rosen didn't really flash but also didn't make a drastic error, if one looks at the box score. On a positive note, Rosen's stat line could have been better if not for a handful of drops between Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki. On the other side of the coin, Rosen threw the ball directly into the hands of Bucs corner Jamel Dean on third-and-five late in the first half, but Dean couldn't corral the pass. Rosen appears to be behind Fitzpatrick for the Week 1 start at the midpoint of exhibition play, but two games remain to change the mind of coach Brian Flores.
Rosen worked with the first team for the entirety of Wednesday's practice joint practice with the Buccaneers, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Coach Brian Flores explained that because Ryan Fitzpatrick had spent all of Tuesday's practice with the first team, he wanted Rosen to get a day's worth of reps against the "exotic looks" of Tampa Bay's defense. In any case, Rosen's extended look with the top unit is notable, given that he has operated behind the veteran Fitzpatrick since the start of training camp. Rosen looked solid during Thursday's preseason win over the Falcons, leading three scoring drives while completing 13 of 20 pass attempts for 191 yards and one interception.
Rosen completed 13 of 20 pass attempts for 191 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception, adding one rush for six yards during Thursday's 34-27 win against Atlanta.
The former No. 10 overall pick did not compose a stat line that pops off the page, but he was effective in leading three scoring drives during his first live action as a member of the Dolphins. It was Ryan Fitzpatrick who got the start, but Rosen had a more impressive outing comparatively, leading Miami on a nine-play, 71-yard touchdown drive to start his night off early in the second quarter, after Fitzpatrick completed just two of five passes for 20 yards with three points created on two drives. Rosen had a brutal interception, hitting Jermaine Grace in the chest on a play in which he may not have even seen the 25-year-old linebacker roaming the center of the field, but he offset that error with two other 60-plus yard scoring drives later in the contest.
Though Rosen has been working toward closing the gap in the Dolphins' QB competition, he remains behind Ryan Fitzpatrick on the team's posted depth chart, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Rosen has built some positive momentum after a good performance in practice last week, but he's yet to supplant Fitzpatrick. "I've seen a lot of improvement from a lot of guys. He's one of them, but he's still got a long way to go. By no means are we anointing him or crowning him," coach Brian Flores said of Rosen. In any case, this remains a position battle worth tracking, and even if Rosen doesn't overtake Fitzpatrick before Week 1, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft has a good chance to take snaps at some point this coming season, with the Dolphins seemingly in rebuilding mode.
Coach Brian Flores said Rosen has fallen behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. "From a quarterback standpoint, it's pretty clear to me that Ryan Fitzpatrick is leading the way," Flores said Tuesday.
Flores and the Dolphins' beat writers are in agreement about Fitzpatrick being the better quarterback through the offseason program and the first week of training camp. Rosen has time to sway the decision, but he's playing from behind in a competition for the Week 1 start. He still has excellent odds to take snaps at some point this season, as the Dolphins appear to be in the first year of a major rebuild.
Rosen said he got off to a slow start Thursday at the first practice of training camp, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.
Ryan Fitzpatrick took the team's first QB snap, continuing a trend from the offseason program. Rosen theoretically makes more sense as the starting signal caller for a rebuilding team, but the Dolphins won't put him on the field Week 1 unless he at least looks decent in the coming weeks. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Rosen was penalized for a pair of mental mistakes on the first day of practice, but the young quarterback then rebounded with some nice throws later on. Don't expect the Dolphins to decide on their Week 1 starter anytime soon.
Rosen has been outplayed by Ryan Fitzpatrick during practices open to the media, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Fitzpatrick has also been the one to open practices with the starters, though it sounds like Rosen is at least getting a chance to mix in. The more important stage of this quarterback battle will take place in August, and a rebuilding team would be wise to lean toward Rosen if it's a close call. Even if he doesn't win the Week 1 job, the 22-year-old figures to get starts at some point in 2019.
Rosen was traded to the Dolphins on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
It was clear from the time Arizona picked Kyler Murray at No.1 overall that Rosen's time with the Cardinals was nearing an end. The only question was what Arizona's asking price would be. The Dolphins were able to maneuver around in the second round and ultimately got their quarterback of the future by shipping the 62nd pick to the Cardinals. As for Rosen, he gets to start anew after a disastrous rookie season where he was surrounded by lackluster talent in a clunky system. Rosen now gets to compete with Ryan Fitzpatrick in Miami and figures to take over the starting job at some point in 2019.
Despite selecting Kyler Murray with the first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cardinals may hold on to Rosen if they don't receive a satisfactory trade offer, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
A number of teams have inquired about Rosen's availability this offseason, most notably the Giants, Dolphins and Chargers. Each locale has an aging quarterback in the starting job, but those organizations may soon be on the lookout for the next man up. Rosen is an ideal candidate considering his pedigree as the 10th selection of last year's draft and the addition of Murray. That said, the Cardinals aren't going to hand Rosen away after the investment made in him, so how the draft plays out in the coming days could force another team to give up what his current organization desires as a return.
Rosen reported for the first day of the Cardinals' offseason program Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Since the Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury, Rosen has been the subject of trade rumors due to the coach's affinity for 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who opted to try his hand in the NFL instead of pursuing a career in MLB. Throughout the offseason, it has been reported that a number of teams have inquired about Rosen, and at least one of them offered a formal trade proposal, per The Arizona Republic. The 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft, Rosen wasn't put in a position to succeed as a rookie, playing behind a porous offensive line, operating under two offensive coordinators and having little skill-position talent aside from David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (foot). It's difficult to forecast Rosen's future until the Cardinals make a decision on the quarterback front.
Rosen is expected to join the Cardinals at OTAs on Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
While many players who are subject to trade talks have opted to sit out OTAs with their current clubs, that's not the case with Rosen, who is believed to be on the block. He generated a lackluster rookie campaign, completing just 55.0 percent of his pass attempts on his way to an 11:14 TD:INT. However, that won't deter at least a few teams from seeking out the services of the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen doesn't fit the scheme of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury particularly well, while Kyler Murray would be an ideal candidate to fit that role. If that's the direction the Cardinals decided to go in with the top overall pick, look for Rosen to be moved ahead of the draft.
The Cardinals are shopping Rosen, according to Joel Klatt of Fox Sports. "There are three teams that I have heard and I know are very interested in Josh Rosen and that's New England, that's the New York Giants, and that's the L.A. Chargers," Klatt said on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" program Wednesday. "One of those have already offered a second-round pick."
The puzzle pieces continue to fall into place regarding Rosen's fate. Putting two and two together, the Cardinals' hiring of Kliff Kingsbury in January followed comments the coach made while at Texas Tech last fall in which he said he "would take him [then Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray] with the first pick of the draft" if he could. Kingsbury has just that opportunity with Arizona, but the decision will come one year removed from the Cards trading up to select Rosen with the 10th overall selection. Rosen didn't fare particularly well under two offensive coordinators as a rookie, throwing for more than 200 yards four times while accruing 11 touchdowns in 13 starts. He also tossed 14 interceptions (including four pick-sixes), fumbled 10 times and was sacked on 45 occasions. Expect Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim to make the call on Rosen's future once the evaluation process on Murray is complete.
The Redskins may be interested in acquiring Rosen if the Cardinals make him available for trade, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.
With rumors about Arizona drafting Kyler Murray gaining steam, it's only natural for quarterback-needy teams to inquire about Rosen's availability. The No. 10 overall pick from last year's draft struggled through a disastrous rookie season in which he completed 55.2 percent of passes for 5.8 yards per attempt, but it's only fair to mention that he was stuck with an atrocious offensive line and overmatched coaching staff. Optimistic suitors can make a comparison to Jared Goff, who managed just 5.3 YPA as a rookie on a Jeff Fisher team in 2016. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury sounded confident in Rosen a few weeks ago, but a recent comment from general manager Steve Keim seemed to leave the door open for a new plan. Of course, the Cardinals may just be feigning interest in Murray in an effort to create more leverage if they consider trading away the No. 1 overall pick.
New head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday that Rosen "is our guy," Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Trade rumors involving Rosen started Monday when Kyler Murray declared his intention to focus on football rather than baseball. Kingsbury is known to have an affinity for the 21-year-old quarterback prospect, having said in October that he'd draft Murray at No. 1 overall if he could. It just so happens Kingsbury now has that opportunity, though he doesn't actually have final say over personnel decisions in Arizona. Regardless of how he actually feels, Kingsbury has a clear incentive to vocalize support for Rosen, a No. 10 overall pick who was put in a near-impossible position during his rookie campaign. Tuesday's comment won't kill the trade rumors.
New head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he won't judge Rosen by his rookie-year film, adding that the young quarterback is "one of the most talented throwers you'll see," ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss reports.
Stuck in a poorly designed offense with terrible blocking, the UCLA product completed just 55.2 percent of his passes for 5.8 yards per attempt as a rookie, taking 45 sacks and committing 19 turnovers (14 INTs, five lost fumbles) in 14 games. Kingsbury points to throwing ability and toughness as causes for optimism moving forward, perhaps hoping he can be the Sean McVay to Rosen's Jared Goff. The Cardinals have ample cap space to help with the rebuilding process, not to mention the first pick in each round of the upcoming draft. While it's unclear whether Larry Fitzgerald will play another season, the team does have a couple of skill-position building blocks in David Johnson and Christian Kirk (foot). If nothing else, Kingsbury should help elevate Rosen's passing volume with his pro version of an Air Raid offense.
Rosen completed 18 of 34 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Seattle.
Rosen's rookie campaign will be remembered as one to forget. The No. 10 overall pick in April's draft slugged his way through a 3-10 campaign as a starter while owning a less than stellar 11:14 TD:INT ratio. The conclusion to this 2018 campaign was especially excruciating, as Rosen exceeded 150 yards passing just once in his past seven outings, while carrying a streak of four straight games without a touchdown pass into Sunday's season finale against Seattle. With Larry Fitzgerald very possibly having played his final snap in the NFL, and a porous offensive line in front of him, Rosen and the Cardinals have substantial work to do on the personnel side in order for the young quarterback to be considered a starting fantasy option in 2019, potentially even in two-quarterback leagues.
Rosen completed 12 of 23 passes for 87 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed four times for 49 yards in the Cardinals' 31-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
Granted, he managed to avoid any turnovers, but Rosen was woefully ineffective once again as far as moving the Cardinals with any type of consistency. Arizona's one touchdown came on a Larry Fitzgerald scoring throw off a trick play, and the offense endured a trio of three-and-outs with Rosen at the helm. Mike Glennon finally replaced him in the fourth quarter for the second straight week, coming into the contest with 5:22 remaining. Rosen is likely back under center for the Week 17 finale against the Seahawks before heading into an offseason where he'll hope to make significant strides in anticipation of a much better 2019 campaign.
Rosen completed 13 of 22 passes for 132 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 40-14 loss to Atlanta. He added eight yards and a lost fumble on two carries.
Sunday started off well enough. Following an opening punt by Atlanta, Rosen completed three of four passes for 63 yards to set up a David Johnson touchdown run. The luck ran out there. On the next Arizona drive, Rosen's pass was tipped, intercepted, and returned by Deion Jones for a touchdown. Following two more turnovers and back-to-back fourth-quarter drives in which the Cardinals lost yardage, the rookie was benched as veteran Mike Glennon finished out the game. Head coach Steve Wilks said that Rosen will be back under center next Sunday against a Rams defense that has been so-so this season. With reports of some house-cleaning coming to Arizona, it'd be a surprise if Rosen is able to turn it around this season.
Rosen completed 26 of 41 passes for 240 yards and one interception during Sunday's 17-3 loss to Detroit.
Rosen has had better days, and no one was more delighted about his struggles than Lions All-Pro corner Darius Slay, who jumped the rookie for a pick-six late in the third quarter to give Detroit a 10-0 lead. This was certainly a disappointing performance at home, especially after pulling off a victory against Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay. Rosen is averaging just 167.6 passing yards and one touchdown over his last five starts and is not a recommended fantasy play in any format.
Rosen completed 11 of 26 passes for 149 yards without a touchdown or interception and added 32 yards on two rushing attempts in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Packers.
Rosen had thrown at least one interception in each of his past six starts, so avoiding such a turnover was a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, the rookie quarterback also took a step back in terms of completion percentage, as his 42.3 percent mark was his second-lowest of the season. The 2018 first-rounder's worth a speculative stash in keeper or dynasty formats, but redraft owners don't want to touch Rosen with a 10-foot pole with the fantasy playoffs looming. That should remain the case when Detroit comes to town in Week 14.
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