Buccaneers signing Josh Rosen to practice squad

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Quarterback Josh Rosen won’t be leaving Florida.

Rosen went unclaimed on waivers after being dropped by the Dolphins, but NFL Media reports that he will be signing onto the Buccaneers practice squad. Per the report, Rosen had offers to join active rosters but took what he felt was his best fit because his salary for the season was already guaranteed.

One would imagine that part of the reason Rosen felt Tampa was a good fit was because of the presence of Tom Brady and the makeup of the Bucs coaching staff. Head coach Bruce Arians helped develop quarterbacks in several stops as an assistant, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich was a starter in the NFL and quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen worked with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck while in Indianapolis.

Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin are on the active roster behind Brady, so Rosen’s role may remain limited to practice unless injuries or illness change the makeup of the 53-man roster.

34 responses to “Buccaneers signing Josh Rosen to practice squad

  1. BA is known to develop QB’s and Rosen can learn from the best. Won’t cost much either. Smart move by both.

  2. Josh Rosen has been a bust so far, but at least he still has upside. Gabbert or Griffin are journeymen backups, so it wouldn’t surprise me if one is dropped by midseason in favor of Rosen. Rosen being cut again wouldn’t surprise me either. The Buccs better hope Brady stays healthy.

  3. On one hand it’s such a quick downfall for top ten pick. On the other hand he has time to develop without any pressure on him to hone his skills.

  4. BA’s rep as a QB whisperer is extremely overrated. He didn’t develop any QBs while in Arizona all those years and left when he realized Carson Palmer was retiring, and he helped Jameis Winston have his worst year as a pro in his one season with him.

  5. This is the best place for Rosen to go. Learn whatever you can from Brady. Arians will play the best guy if Brady gets hurt, and that’s going to be Josh Rosen.

  6. Rosen must really love football to continue this. His family is extremely wealthy. He’s not doing it for the money. Good luck to him.

  7. Very smart decision from both sides, Rosen lands on a team where there is 0 pressure on him to perform and where we can sit and develop behind offensive minded coaches like Bruce Arians and his old QB coach/OC from Arizona in Byron Leftwich while the Bucs land a developmental QB who at worst will get cut if he doesn’t develop well but at best could become their long term back up QB (or even potentially a starter down the road).

  8. Good Luck to Rosen.
    Hadn’t remembered Byron Leftwich coached him in Arizona. That helps me believe the Bucs think he has something to contribute.

    Just curious- I wonder what First Round QB had the best career after the team who drafted him gave up on him?1st rounders get lots of chances.

    Here comes Football!

  9. Rosen’s best fit….joins his ex coordinator and he can learn from Tom Brady. This is where he needed to sign

  10. beezee96740 says:
    September 6, 2020 at 3:20 pm
    Good Luck to Rosen.
    Hadn’t remembered Byron Leftwich coached him in Arizona. That helps me believe the Bucs think he has something to contribute.

    Just curious- I wonder what First Round QB had the best career after the team who drafted him gave up on him?1st rounders get lots of chances.

    Here comes Football!

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    Off of the top of my head I’d guess Steve Young but I don’t know if you’d count him since he went with the 1st pick of the Supplemental draft instead of the regular draft.

  11. Brett Favre was a second round pick of Atlanta before he was traded to the Packers for their second first round draft pick of the following year. I’d say Green Bay won that trade. Supposedly, most QBs need at least 20 games in the same system before you pull the plug on them. Rosen hasn’t had that. Rosen has had poor luck. Arizona was, at best, a good college team when he was there. Miami was not much better. Now, he can pick the brain of one of the best QBs while not having to prepare to play each week.

  12. usfl4ever says:
    September 6, 2020 at 2:39 pm
    BA’s rep as a QB whisperer is extremely overrated. He didn’t develop any QBs while in Arizona all those years and left when he realized Carson Palmer was retiring, and he helped Jameis Winston have his worst year as a pro in his one season with him.

    26 54 Rate This—————————————————————————————-I agree 100% who has he actually developed into anything? He has just been lucky with the QB’s that he has been handed.

  13. OBP says:
    September 6, 2020 at 4:15 pm
    beezee96740 says:
    September 6, 2020 at 3:20 pm
    Good Luck to Rosen.
    Hadn’t remembered Byron Leftwich coached him in Arizona. That helps me believe the Bucs think he has something to cJust curious- I wonder what First Round QB had the best career after the team who drafted him gave up on him?1st rounders get lots of chances.

    Here comes Football!

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    Off of the top of my head I’d guess Steve Young but I don’t know if you’d count him since he went with the 1st pick of the Supplemental draft instead of the regular draft
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    Jim Plunkett was the #1 overall pick for New England. Went to S.F., and then to the Raiders where he won 2 super bowls. New England and San Francisco were both dumpster fire franchises at the time. Once he got with a good organization, he became a great QB.

  14. @ beezee96740

    Jim Plunkett and Alex Smith are the best examples of 1st Round QBs that I can think of that didn’t pan out for the teams that drafted them and went on to have success elsewhere.

  15. It’s such a good move for him. He was thrown to the wolves out of college. Few survive that. Now he has Leftwich, Arians, and Brady. That’s like a Masters program.

  16. usfl4ever says:
    September 6, 2020 at 2:39 pm
    BA’s rep as a QB whisperer is extremely overrated. He didn’t develop any QBs while in Arizona all those years and left when he realized Carson Palmer was retiring, and he helped Jameis Winston have his worst year as a pro in his one season with him.

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    What QBs did he have a chance to develop in AZ? It’s not his fault that Keim doesn’t know how to draft QBs.

  17. rodgerstonelson says:
    September 6, 2020 at 4:40 pm
    usfl4ever says:
    September 6, 2020 at 2:39 pm
    BA’s rep as a QB whisperer is extremely overrated. He didn’t develop any QBs while in Arizona all those years and left when he realized Carson Palmer was retiring, and he helped Jameis Winston have his worst year as a pro in his one season with him.

    26 54 Rate This—————————————————————————————-I agree 100% who has he actually developed into anything? He has just been lucky with the QB’s that he has been handed.

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    He developed Peyton Manning and Roethlisberger.

  18. To those who say that BA can’t develop QBs … Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger are evidence that he can.

  19. Plunkett won 2 Super Bowls but was never their first choice. Pastorini in 1980, Marc Wilson every year thereafter minus the shortened strike season.

  20. The bucs made a smart move here. They are going to need a QB when Jameis gets arrested for crab theft and brady breaks a hip.

  21. BA is a very good coach but ti say he developed Manning, Roethlisberger and Luck is a big No. Manning and Luck were sons of former NFL QBs and had their dads teaching them and the best QB coaches as teenagers. Two of the most NFL ready QBs to ever be drafted. Neither were drafted because if their physical traits as NFL QBs but for what they had above the shoulders. Professional training their whole lives.

    He was with Manning for 1st 3 years as QB coach. Im sure he taught Manning some things but he didn’t develop him.

    He was with Roethlisberger as WR for 1st 3 years then became the O coordinator. Again probably help teach him but QB coaches spend their time with the QB not O coordinators.

    He with with Luck 1st year as O coordinator. See Big Ben above.

    He hasn’t developed any QBs.

  22. I keep reading he’s a great QB in the wrong situation. This must be a new thing where bad teams don’t like great QBs.

  23. Every preseason Ryan Griffin looks impressive when he plays. You can see him learning how to be a good pro QB. This season he gets to learn from Tom Brady. I expect bigger things now from Griffin. I’m not fond of Gabbert, even as a back up. Rosen was high strung, and high maintenance who he came out of UCLA. Rosen just wasn’t ready to lead a pro team at QB. Arizona drafted Rosen as the savior at the QB position. So did Miami when they traded for him. With the Bucs, he has an opportunity to learn how to play QB as a pro from Tom Brady. As long as Brady remains healthy, it would surprise me to see Griffin and Rosen pass Gabbert in the picking order.

  24. BA is a quarterback whisperer? Tell me again how many interceptions Jameis tossed last season.

    He’s back with Byron Leftwich who coached him in Arizona. Rosen had 11 TDs/14 INTs/10 fumbles with Leftwich coaching him.

    Arizona was bad when he was there. I don’t see Kyler Murray having the same problem. Look at Rosen’s stats in Miami: 1 TD/5 INTs.

  25. Isn’t Rosen the guy that promised 6 or 7 Super Bowls when he was drafted? Said there were 9 teams who passed on him that would regret it? Can’t say I have too much sympathy for this quick comedown for him. Hopefully he learns the value of humility and hard work. He’ll need it.

    By the way if I see one more article about how much talent the guy has and how he just hasn’t had the right situation I really want to know who he is paying for the PR. He has average physical talent for a NFL QB. He can’t process information quickly, he can’t read a defense. Basically he can throw a football but that’s really the minimum competency requirement for a professional QB. What separates elite QBs from average ones long-term is the mental side of the game.

  26. dreadpirate88 says:
    September 6, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    What QBs did he have a chance to develop in AZ? It’s not his fault that Keim doesn’t know how to draft QBs.
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    Kyler Murray had basically the same line and skill players and won OROY. Different coach and system, which do make a big difference, but the skill level between the two is night and day.

    Rosen can get better, but he’s not a running QB, takes too long to make reads, and panicks. A running QB could mitigate some of these things. He isn’t. If everything is perfect, he can do some things, but in the NFL things are almost never perfect for a QB.

    He also lashes out and says some weird things sometimes. He’s likely a career backup/spot starter.

    You don’t flame out at two places, with other QB’s taking the same team or very close to it and doing massively better and not have some major issues.

    Overall this will be the final test for him. He has Bruce Arians and Tom Brady to learn from. But Bruce generally had great QB’s to work with, not necessiarly developed them. He is a QB friendly coach and takes chances with his offense which QB’s tend to love to try to do.

    Also has some great skill players to throw to/hand the ball off to (if he gets on the 53 and plays sometime this year). Some of those skill players are short term and some are long term. Either way, no more excuses after TB. I wish him luck.

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