The Cardinals could have multiple options if they decide to move Josh Rosen.
The Giants, Redskins, Dolphins and Chargers have all checked in on the availability of the 22-year-old Cardinals quarterback, according to a report from Sports Illustrated. Rosen has “received no indication one way or the other” about the team potentially dealing him, the report says.
Washington is the team “most interested” in acquiring Rosen, ESPN NFL Insider Todd McShay reported last week. The team, however, will not offer its 2019 first-round pick in a trade for him, according to NBC Sports Washington.
The Cardinals selected Rosen out of UCLA with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft. He completed 55.2 percent of his passes and threw for 11 touchdowns, along with 14 interceptions, in 14 games as a rookie.
The Cardinals are reportedly considering taking former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray with the top pick in this month’s draft. But, they could hold on to both players for “a while” and have no deadline to move Rosen, according to an earlier report from NFL Network.
Some have speculated Rosen will not fit into new coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. Kingsbury, however, said he did not believe that was the case when he met with reporters in late March.
“People have said a lot of things that are misconceptions, if you will,” Kingsbury said at the time, via ESPN. “But, Josh is a tremendous player, I’ve always thought, watching him at UCLA. He played his best football in a spread system, some similarities to what we do.
“He’s a tremendous thinker, very cerebral, can throw it with anybody, and we take a lot of pride in building a system around a quarterback.”
Arizona tallied a 3-13 record in 2018 and missed the playoffs for a third straight season. It finished last in the NFL in total offense.