Former First-Round Pick, QB Josh Rosen, Joins Tampa Bay Practice Squad

Josh Rosen in his rookie year with the Cardinals. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Former 10th-overall draft pick, quarterback Josh Rosen, will be joining his third team in as many years in the NFL.

According to reports, the young quarterback has joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who has had a more difficult transition to the NFL than Rosen. Selected 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 draft, Rosen played on a team in full rebuild mode, behind a bad offensive line, and with very little talent on offense.

The next year, new coach Kliff Kingsbury took over and decided to restart the program with his own guy, picking QB Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2019 and sending Rosen to the Dolphins, where a similar situation awaited him.

Rosen struggled again with a lack of talent in Miami, on a team that looked as if it was heading towards a top draft pick in the 2020 draft before the season even started. Miami used the No. 5 pick in the 2020 draft to take Tua Tagovailoa, taking Rosen out of the picture again.

Rosen now has a chance to take a breath and start over without too much pressure on him. He’ll get to learn from arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, and get coached up by one of the great quarterback-whisperers, coach Bruce Arians.

With Brady being 43 years old and on a two-year contract, Rosen could even be in the conversation to take over for the future Hall of Famer if Arians sees progress and believes that Rosen has what it takes to be a future NFL starter.

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