SJ - September 5, 2020
Former Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen has been released by the Miami Dolphins, who attempted to trade him prior to deciding to release him.
Rosen will now be looking for his third team in the first three years of his NFL career.
The Dolphins will start the season with only two quarterbacks, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tua Tagovailoa.
It marks the second time a team has jettisoned Rosen over the past 17 months and puts a cap on an unsuccessful tenure in Miami. The Dolphins are admitting a mistake in trading for Rosen by giving up on him a year later. It also gives Rosen a fresh start and a rare third chance to salvage his NFL career.
Rosen, 23, is entering his third NFL season potentially with his third team. And yet, he's younger (by roughly 60 days) than Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. It has yet to be seen if another team is willing to take a chance on Rosen's potential, given the Arizona Cardinals' 2018 first-round pick has a 3-13 record in the 20 games he has played.
Has there been a more bizarre start to a career for a first-round pick?
Sure high draft picks have crashed and burned, but few haven't been given a chance to takeoff.
On the other hand, if Rosen was a star in the making he wouldn't be looking for his third team in three seasons.