The Miami Dolphins received Josh Rosen in a trade Friday night with the Arizona Cardinals; Miami fans react to the deal for their new quarterback
After a day’s worth of speculation, the Miami Dolphins and the Arizona Cardinals finally completed a trade which will send Josh Rosen to the Dolphins.
Rosen was drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, No. 10 overall. However, in January the Cardinals hired a new head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, who had previously proclaimed that he would select Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray No. 1 overall, if given the opportunity.
On Thursday night, Kingsbury made good on that statement by using the top pick on the former Sooner signal-caller. The appearance of this selection, coupled with the details of how the information was conveyed to the quarterback, made the trading of Rosen appear inevitable.
Arizona spent the better part of Thursday looking for a first-round pick in exchange for their one year pro. When that failed, the resolved to accepting a second. While it looked like even that may be too steep a price for Arizona to collect, Miami eventually agreed to give up a second-round pick (No. 62 overall) and a 2020 fifth-round pick in exchange for the 22-year-old quarterback who was just one year removed from being a top 10 selection.
The trade fills an immediate need for Miami who lost 2018 starter Ryan Tannehill to the Titans this offseason. Prior to this pick, the team seemed destined to star vagabond veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. While that may not have stimulated a great deal of excitement in the fan base, or wins for the 2019 team, starting Fitzpatrick may have helped the team pursue what many analysts believed was an effort to ‘tank for Tua.’
While trading for Rosen doesn’t necessarily take them out of the 2020 NFL Draft quarterback hunt, it certainly makes it less certain.
Do Dolphin fans agree that the trade was a great deal for them?