Heading into the 2018 NFL draft, Josh Rosen was one of the most highly-touted quarterbacks in the nation. Now, it’s looking like the former No. 10 overall pick is a major bust.
Rosen is now an unrestricted free agent looking for a new NFL squad.
Fans from across the league took to Twitter to react to this news.
Tough break for Rosen. I am sure, at some point, someone will bring him in. Practice squad candidate. https://t.co/KrvNLvm4Fy
— Chuck Harris (@chuckh3) August 18, 2021
I never really believed in Josh Rosen, but never thought he’d flame out this quickly https://t.co/Pl6unbhOqi
— Robert ‘As seen on TV’ Rimpson (@Rimpsanity) August 18, 2021
And he officially replaces Trent Richardson as the college football star whose NFL prospects I was most wrong about. https://t.co/jGL738PUnB
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) August 18, 2021
I feel like he never got a fair shot https://t.co/UmHYq7NUzs
— Brother Mouzone (@SCHEMEdeem) August 18, 2021
I’ve literally never seen this man throw a football https://t.co/roj2duBpZl
— gelato (@Heylee_Blare) August 18, 2021
— Matt Wise (@TheMattWise) August 18, 2021
Through his college days with UCLA, Rosen was an elite quarterback option — logging 9,340 yards, 59 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in three seasons.
After he was selected in the first round of the 2018 draft, Rosen started 13 games for the Cardinals. The rookie QB didn’t enjoy quite as much success in Arizona — notching just 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions on an inefficient 55.2 competition percentage.
From there he was traded to Miami where he went 0-3 as a starter in 2019. He then spent a few months on the Tampa Bay practice squad before signing with the 49ers in December of 2020. Briefly pulled up to the 53-man roster for the final two games of the 2020 season, Rosen’s time in San Francisco has now come to an end.
Ever since his rookie season with the Cardinals, Rosen hasn’t received much of a chance to prove his worth as a starting option.
Maybe wherever he heads next can afford him that opportunity.