A year after being drafted with the No. 10 pick and about 24 hours after the Arizona Cardinals drafted quarterback Kyler Murray, Josh Rosen has been traded to the Miami Dolphins.
The Deal: A year after investing a first-round pick in the signal caller, Arizona is now shipping him to Miami for a late second-round pick. Dolphins also get a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Dolphins land long-term quarterback: After seeing its experiment with Ryan Tannehill fail once again and facing a potential rebuild, Miami now lands a quarterback it can potentially build around.
- Rosen, considered by many to be a better prospect than most of the 2019 quarterback class, lands in Miami with a chance for a fresh start.
- Miami gives offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, who served as the New England Patriots quarterback coach, a quarterback to develop and work with for years to come.
- The Dolphins will only be responsible for roughly $6.2 million of the guaranteed money owed to Rosen on his rookie deal.
Arizona’s Next Step: Now with Rosen out of the building and the franchise tied to Murray, the Cardinals can focus on building around their new franchise quarterback.
- Arizona ended up taking wide receiver Andy Isabella with the selection it acquired from Miami.
- Any further questions about a potential quarterback battle are answered, allowing the team and front office to focus entirely on the draft and the future.
The biggest remaining quarterback domino has fallen, however, Arizona might not be done swinging big deals yet. All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson is disgruntled with the organization and could be on the trade block.