The Miami Dolphins traded Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans on Friday ,leaving their quarterback depth chart trying like a catastrophe film.
The one quarterbacks left on the group’s roster are Luke Falk and Jake Rudock, who between them threw 5 passes throughout their rookie seasons in 2018. Yeah, that’s not good. Clearly the Dolphins must search for assist exterior the group, which is why being spurned by Teddy Bridgewater was so painful.
As of now the Dolphins seem to have three choices: signal a journeyman placeholder and tank the 2019 season, choose their subsequent beginning quarterback in the course of the 2019 NFL Draft, or full a commerce for Josh Rosen.
There are a number of free agent choices on the market, however none are thrilling. Blake Bortles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Colin Kaepernick, AJ McCarron, Robert Griffin III and Mike Glennon are all nonetheless searching for jobs. If Miami went into the 2019 season with any of these guys beneath middle, it might be clear the franchise was mailing within the season and making ready for a full-scale rebuild.
Miami owns the 13th choose on this yr’s draft. Until they transfer up, they’ll possible be selecting from a bunch of quarterbacks that gained’t embrace Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins. Each guys are virtually sure to be passed by 13. That will possible go away Missouri’s Drew Lock and Duke’s Daniel Jones as the one true first-round skills accessible.
The final choice may be the most effective. The Dolphins ought to have interaction the Arizona Cardinals a few commerce for Rosen. Just about everybody believes the Cardinals will choose Murray with the primary choose within the draft. New Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury loves him and doubtless gained’t be satisfied to go in one other path. That will make Rosen expendable.
A ton of consultants on the market imagine Rosen could be the most effective quarterback on this yr’s draft. He had a tough rookie season however the UCLA product does have loads of upside. A deal for him would virtually actually be the most effective transfer the Dolphins may make. If they may get him for a second- or third-round choose it may very well be a steal.
In 2018, Rosen performed in 14 video games, accomplished 55.2 % of his passes for two,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. His quarterback score of 66.7 and Whole QBR of 25.9 each ranked lifeless final amongst certified quarterbacks in 2018.
So yeah, not an incredible yr.
The Cardinals weren’t superb round Rosen although and he had a brand new offensive coordinator present up halfway by his first season. He had rather a lot going in opposition to him and in the proper state of affairs may enhance dramatically.