Dolphins Hall of Famers endorse Josh Rosen acquisition

AP

The Dolphins have a long-range plan, and enough draft picks to make it worth flipping a couple for quarterback Josh Rosen.

And according two of the franchise’s Hall of Famers, it’s a low-risk move.

According to Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post, both Jason Taylor and Dan Marino spoke in glowing terms about the acquisition, though Taylor noted that it could be a short-term rental if it doesn’t work out.

I thought it was a great move,” Taylor said. “You get a one-year look-see, see what’s under the hood. And if you don’t like it, you can change it.

“If you do like it, then you can change the tires, put some custom wheels on it, keep riding that thing out.”

If Rosen turns out to be the vehicle the Dolphins believe can take them where they’re going, then the cost of a second- and fifth-rounder for a guy the Cardinals took 10th overall last year is an incredible bargain.

Rosen admitted this week his “head is swimming” while learning a new system, but Marino said he’s been impressed with Rosen’s aptitude for the game, and said his reputation for intelligence was earned: “All that stuff. He’s been working hard. Yes, he has.”

As long as he can beat out Ryan Fitzpatrick, he’ll have a year to prove himself. While their offensive personnel may make it difficult for any quarterback, they have a long test-drive to see if Rosen’s worth customizing.

19 responses to “Dolphins Hall of Famers endorse Josh Rosen acquisition

  1. HOFers Troy Aikman was 0-11 his rookie year, Terry Bradshaw was 1-13, and Peyton Manning was 3-13. All those guys who struggled mightily their rookie seasons while playing for horrible teams, went on to win multiple super bowls. Then there is the list of super bowl winning HOFers who were given up on by their original teams, but who won their championships with their 2nd or 3rd teams. That list includes Jim Plunkett, Brett Favre, Steve Young, Kurt Warner, and Drew Brees. So I’d hold off on judging what a rookie QB was able to do while playing on the 2018 Arizona Cardinals, and for a rookie head coach who’s already been fired. That wasn’t a very stable environment, to say the least. I’m not even saying anything about the talent of Josh Rosen, I’m just saying NFL history demands that we reserve judgement on Rosen until he actually has a legit opportunity to mature into an NFL QB.

  2. I didn’t hear any of his Cardinals teammates come out and complain about him leaving. There’s something up with this dude that no one wants to talk about, and the media isn’t touching it.

  3. Didn’t know the fish had a HOF?? Don’t you have to be a winning dynasty to consider it legit?? 😂😂😂

  4. I just bet those champagne toasting members of the undefeated team from 47 years ago started buying tickets and booking hotel rooms for next year’s Super Bowl after JR was signed!

  5. I’m not a Dolphin fan, but it seems like more than a few Pat’s fans are genuinely anxious about Miami improving.

  6. Balanced Diet says:
    May 18, 2019 at 6:05 pm
    I’m not a Dolphin fan, but it seems like more than a few Pat’s fans are genuinely anxious about Miami improving.

    *******
    As a Pats fan, I am not too worried about the Dolphins. I checked into this thread to see if the same few Dolphins fans that write bitter posts in EVERY Patriots post would take the time to write something positive about team. Guess what? They didn’t! Thought I would drop a couple of teasing nuggets while I was here!

    Peace out! Go Pat’s! Squish the Fish!

  7. If it works great, if not…you wasted a second round pick on a team that needs talent. The Dolphins were in competition with nobody for Rosen and they gave up a second rounder. With his build and concussion history it’s unlikely he’ll be in the league 5 years from now.

  8. Rosen will get the opportunity, not just in Miami but probably with several other teams because, well…he’s…

  9. Miami got a whopper of a deal imo. Personally,.. I think it would be best for Rosen to be the back up his 1st year with the Dolphins. He never got the chance to ease into it. They threw him to the fire so early,… and if I’m not mistaken the Cards offensive live was ,….. offensive.

  10. I’m not sure I like the idea of letting Rosen sit for too long. If he’s the future then stay active and fine tune your craft. Having Fitz as the so-called gunslinger as the back up, even though he’s off to a faster start in OTA’s, IMO is a better route to take. Stay on the field ..work through the growing pains of the rebuild.. then rise up to be the team leader.

  11. “Dolphins “hall of famers”…lmao

    more like the “hall of very good”

    god bless that easy ‘72 schedule”

    —————–

    Yeah, and all you had to do to get your perfect season was to beat a 10-6 team in the Superbowl. Stuff it.

  12. Rosen is a top QB prospect at (almost) a rookie level. The great advantage he’s had is a chance to actually play and start at an NFL level. This is essentially like drafting a top level QB yourself in the first round, only someone else has put in the year of NFL adjustment work for you. Of course, only about half of the league’s first round picks end up being worth it, so there’s no guarantee, but I would take a broken-in 1st round QB on his rookie deal any day of the week, especially when I have a capable vet to start in the meantime.

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