Josh Rosen’s first two NFL seasons fall somewhere between disastrous and inauspicious. As his second campaign winds down with him on the Miami Dolphins bench, the young quarterback with the big arm appears to be at a crossroads.
Rosen’s future as a starting quarterback looks uncertain, and his chances of being the Dolphins’ long-term answer seem to be growing more bleak by the day. However, Rosen has maintained his confidence and composure.
“I’m still only 22 years old. It’s not really [thinking] like the window opens and closes like that,” Rosen said last week. “But there is a sense of sort of understanding timing and opportunity. I’m aware of it, but it’s all for you guys more to write about than it is for me to worry about.”
Rosen believes he will be some team’s franchise quarterback. He doesn’t think the unique path he has taken over his first two NFL seasons has negatively affected that pursuit, but this offseason will loom large for Rosen’s future.
With QB Joe Burrow seemingly headed to Cincinnati with the number 1 pick, connections between the Dolphins and injured Alabama QB Tua Tagovaiola will increase as the draft draws near. That leaves Rosen in limbo for a second straight offseason.