Former No. 10 pick Josh Rosen has been through the wringer as an NFL player.
After just one season with the Arizona Cardinals, the team elected to replace him with Kyler Murray, who was taken No. 1 overall in 2019.
He was traded to the Miami Dolphins, who would go on to draft Tua Tagovailoa the following year. He’d move on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad in 2020, behind a crowded quarterback room including Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert. In December, he was claimed by the San Francisco 49ers.
For a while, San Francisco looked like it might be an interesting spot for him to develop, with Kyle Shanahan at head coach, and a relatively shaky starter in Jimmy Garoppolo. Of course, once again his team made a big quarterback selection in the first round, going with Trey Lance. Lance has looked fantastic this offseason, and Rosen had reportedly mentioned that he was hoping for more reps. Now, he’ll get his chance to find a better opportunity, as San Francisco has waived him.
The #49ers are waiving QB Josh Rosen, source says. Rosen mentioned recently he wasn’t getting enough reps in practice. A chance to latch on elsewhere for the rest of camp now.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 17, 2021
Josh Rosen will seek his fifth team in less than four seasons. Someone will probably give him a training camp shot given his pedigree as a top recruit and draft pick, but he’s probably running out of time to prove himself.
He last played in an NFL game in 2019, with the Dolphins. that year, he appeared in six games, completing 53.2-percent of his throws, with one touchdown pass and five interceptions. As a rookie, he completed 55.2-percent of his throws for 5.8 yards per attempt, with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
It’s hard to argue that he’s gotten a very fair shake, but he’s more or less a reclamation project at this point.