Report: 49ers want Josh Rosen back for 2021

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The 49ers added quarterback Josh Rosen to their roster late in the regular season and they reportedly want to have more time with him in 2021.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team plans to tender Rosen a contract as an exclusive rights free agent. Doing so prohibits Rosen from speaking with other teams and would set the stage for an extended stay with the team.

Rosen was a Cardinals first-round pick in 2018 and was traded to the Dolphins after Arizona took Kyler Murray with the first overall pick of the 2019 draft. Miami cut him last September and he spent most of the season on the Buccaneers’ practice squad before the 49ers signed him ahead of their final two games.

The 49ers have been bandied about as a team that could make moves at quarterback this offseason. If they don’t, Rosen will likely be in the mix to back up Jimmy Garoppolo. C.J. Beathard is set for unrestricted free agency and Nick Mullens will be a restricted free agent.

13 responses to “Report: 49ers want Josh Rosen back for 2021

  1. Good for Rosen, he gets a third chance and probably last chance, and he can’t be any worse than Nick Mullens.

  2. Really hope his story turns around, and he becomes a productive starter somewhere. Seems like a quality kid who understands his platform asks him to be more than just an athlete.

  3. Nfl is a cut throat business, Rosen couldn’t be in a more better situation with Shanahan and the niners. Development and stability can go a long way for a QB in this league.

  4. Mr. I’m going to show the 9 teams that passed on me in the draft they all made a mistake?
    The only team that made a mistake that night was the Cardinals LOL

  5. I’m a big fan of bargain quarterback reclamation projects. For example, if the Jets take a QB at 2nd overall, I think the Steelers should call about Sam Darnold. If Pittsburgh acquires him cheap, lets him learn from Big Ben for a year, there is potential that he can be salvaged.

    Josh Rosen still hasn’t really got a fair shake in the NFL. The 49ers gave up nothing to acquire him, and are paying him four peanuts a year. That is simply good business, in my opinion.

  6. murphyslaw40 says:

    February 8, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I’m a big fan of bargain quarterback reclamation projects. For example, if the Jets take a QB at 2nd overall, I think the Steelers should call about Sam Darnold. If Pittsburgh acquires him cheap, lets him learn from Big Ben for a year, there is potential that he can be salvaged.

    Josh Rosen still hasn’t really got a fair shake in the NFL. The 49ers gave up nothing to acquire him, and are paying him four peanuts a year. That is simply good business, in my opinion.
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    Well your example wouldnt work out. If the steelers traded for Darnold they likely dont get to see him in actual game action this season and after the year hes a free agent so they then would end up having to sign him to a market value deal in the hopes that he learned something by not playing. Doesnt sound like a great plan now does it.

  7. Tyler Hills says:
    February 8, 2021 at 10:43 am
    Honestly, how much of a gap is there between Jimmy and Josh?

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    Gotta love these comments that show how little the poster knows:
    Josh Rosen careers stats: 54.8 completion percentage, 12 TD, 19 INT
    Jimmy Garoppolo stats:67.45 completion percentage, 51 TD, 26 INT

    Yeah, they are practically the same statistically. That’s not even counting win loss record, where Rosen is historically terrible, with the Cardinals who magically started winning games when he was replaced with Murray, and Miami, who magically won games when Fitz or Tua started. Meanwhile, the 49ers magically go to the Super Bowl when Jimmy G starts, and they are sub 500 with backups.

  8. People saying there’s no difference between Jimmy G and Josh Rosen. Are you serious? You can criticize Jimmy’s durability, but have you actually watched Rosen play? There’s a reason so many teams have given up on him. The Bucs backup QB was Blaine Gabbert and Rosen was still relegated to their practice squad. I still remember him arrogantly vowing to make all the teams that passed on him in the draft pay. How’s that working out for you, Josh?

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