After news broke earlier today that the Miami Dolphins could trade Josh Rosen, they decided to actually release him a few hours later. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to break the news.
Surprise cut: Dolphins are releasing QB Josh Rosen, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
Rosen was selected tenth overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. His rookie season Rosen went 3-10 as a starter and threw for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. After that season the Cardinals selected Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the draft and shopped Rosen.
The Arizona Cardinals traded Rosen to the Miami Dolphins the following day for the 62nd overall pick in the second round (Andy Isabella). Rosen started three games for the Dolphins last season and played in six overall. His stat line in Miami was 567 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions.
Many believe that Rosen was never given a fair opportunity to succeed in the NFL because of the lack of talent around him in Arizona and Miami. Both teams appeared to be deep in a rebuilding process giving Rosen minimal support.
It has been a very odd career for the former top prospect. This might be exactly what Rosen needs to potentially get his career on track.