By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Miami Dolphins did not plan on drafting a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft. But on Friday night, in the second day of the draft, they made a trade for one.
The Dolphins acquired quarterback Josh Rosen in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
In addition to Rosen, Miami also added a 2020 fifth-round draft pick.
“It was an opportunity to add more competition and talent at the position in terms of creating that competitive environment,” Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said. “He was always a guy that had a ton of talent. He’s a smart guy, strong arm. What we always liked is he’s a cerebral guy.”
The Cardinals acquired the No. 62 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Arizona used that pick on wide receiver Andy Isabella.
The 62 overall pick was acquired on Friday night when the Dolphins made a trade with the New Orleans Saints for the No. 48 pick. The Dolphins and Cardinals were discussing a deal earlier on Friday for Rosen and the 48 pick.
Arizona will also have an $8.16 dead cap hit by making this move.
Rosen also unfollowed the Cardinals on social media after the team used the No. 1 overall pick on Kyler Murray. As the team stated on Friday, he will start immediately.
That meant the former UCLA Bruins signal-caller lost his job.
The 22-year-old Torrance, California native appeared in 14 games, including 13 starts. He went 3-10 in those starts.
He went 217 of 393 for 2,278 yards with a 55.2% completion mark. He also had 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
The Dolphins quarterback situation now includes, Rosen, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Luke Falk, and Jake Rudock. Fitzpatrick is believed to be the starter of the bunch.
Fitzpatrick is on a two-year deal. Both Rosen and Falk have three-years left on their deal, while Rudock is on a one-year deal.
“I’ll leave that up to Brian,” Grier said. “Brian [Flores, Head Coach] will make those decisions. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been great. Great leader. The two of them will be good in the room.”