There aren’t many facts during the NFL’s pre-draft process, but there’s plenty of speculation and rumors.
One fact: The Redskins need to add a quarterback on a rookie deal this offseason.
Washington has Colt McCoy, Case Keenum and Alex Smith under contract for 2019, but that list of veteran passers has lots of questions. McCoy and Keenum are only signed for one season, and Smith’s leg injury leaves his future very much in doubt.
Add all that up, and the ‘Skins need a young passer.
While most look to the 2019 rookie crop of QBs, keep in mind Josh Rosen might become available via trade if Arizona drafts Kyler Murray.
With news the Cardinals are meeting with Kyler Murray today...— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 19, 2019
Any team acquiring Josh Rosen in a trade would be on the hook for three-years, $6.24M, both in cash paid and total cap hits for a potential starter/valuable backup.
Every team should at least make a call to Arizona.
As the days inch closer to the Draft Day, it seems more and more apparent the Cardinals will take Murray. Of course, that might not happen, but it probably will.
And if it does, Arizona will have to move 2018 first-round pick, Josh Rosen.
Rosen did not impress as a rookie quarterback. His numbers were ugly, but plenty of talent evaluators will suggest he ranks highly against the 2019 QB class.
If the Cardinals decide to make Rosen available on the trade market, the Redskins should definitely be interested. But the truth is plenty of NFL teams could be targeting Rosen.
As the draft nears, Rosen will become more valuable, even if it becomes more obvious Arizona is going to take Murray.
Washington might want Rosen.
Despite a bad rookie year, few talent evaluators would write him off after 13 ugly starts on a bad team.
Washington should want Rosen.
The ‘Skins must add a rookie QB, and he could be the best option.
While it isn’t a certainty, plenty of teams might be in the Rosen market. Keep that in mind.
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