Miami Dolphins Get Franchise Quarterback with Josh Rosen Trade
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported earlier today that the Miami Dolphins are closing in on a deal to acquire quarterback Josh Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals for a second round pick (#48) in tonight's NFL Draft. Apparently, the Dolphins could receive additional compensation from Arizona since they believe that a second rounder is too much value for Rosen at this point. Regardless of how the trade finishes up, the move is a huge plus for Miami, while the Cardinals will throw all their chips in on Kyler Murray.
Rosen's rookie season in Phoenix was a total disaster. In 14 games, he threw for 2278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. However, new head coach Kliff Kingsbury was brought in to overhaul the offensive and develop a franchise quarterback. Unfortunately for Rosen, the franchise quarterback is Murray. For months, it has been speculated that the Cards would draft last year's Heisman Trophy winner, since he gushed about him while coaching against him at Texas Tech. Despite being only 5-10, Murray has an enticing skill set that the Cardinals were willing to bank their future on.
For the Dolphins, Rosen joins a team that went 7-9 last season, second in the AFC East. They could address their offensive line tonight and tomorrow and also continue bolster their defense like they did with Clemson's Christian Wilkins. Rosen offers an exciting arm to build the offense around for first year head coach Brian Flores. Unlike the Cardinals, Rosen will have a better offensive line and more weapons to throw to. He is the perfect change of scenery candidate for Miami and the cost is too good to pass up.