The Redskins need a quarterback of the future, and that could still include Cardinals QB Josh Rosen, according to reports.
As the growing speculation lands Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray in Arizona with the first overall pick in the draft later this month, the Cardinals could be forced to move 2018 first-round passer Rosen.
Interest might be growing in Rosen all over the NFL, but don’t count out the Redskins. At least according to one of the league’s longest running insiders.
One team that has been somewhat forgotten in the Josh Rosen talk - should the @AZCardinals select Kyler Murray- is the Washington Redskins, who are doing genuine due diligence on top rookie QBs despite acquiring Case Keenum.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 2, 2019
On top of that, former Redskins legend Chris Cooley said on his podcast, “I wouldn’t put the Redskins out of the mix with Rosen.”
It doesn’t take a mathematician to deduce Washington’s interest in Rosen. He was one of the highest graded passers in the 2018 draft class, and while his rookie year was not great, he stacks up well against the 2019 competition.
Rosen is no sure thing, but no potential rookie passer available is either.
Alex Smith might not ever play again, even though Washington has him signed at least through 2020. Case Keenum and Colt McCoy are only signed for the coming season.
The Redskins must add another quarterback in 2019, and because of their salary cap situation, that player needs to be on a rookie contact.
It’s far too early to say that won’t be Rosen.
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