Since being drafted in the first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Josh Rosen has appeared in 20 of a possible 32 games, thrown for 2,845-yards, twelve touchdowns, nineteen interceptions, and could be traded twice in three years if Cody Benjamin gets his way.
Benjamin, writing a series of trade proposals he thinks make sense, is recommending the Tampa Bay Buccaneers swap safety Justin Evans and a 2021 fifth-round pick for the 23-year old quarterback, writing,
“Tampa is firmly in win-now mode after pairing Bruce Arians with Tom Brady, then luring Rob Gronkowski out of retirement. But if the Dolphins are dangling Rosen (and why wouldn’t they be?), Jason Licht would assuredly remind Arians that he’s still got to keep at least one eye on the future. Current Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich was Rosen’s interim OC during his rookie year in Arizona, Rosen is exactly the kind of heady pocket passer who could learn from Brady, and Tampa has not a single developmental QB in the pipeline. Evans is expendable now that Antoine Winfield Jr. is in town, and he’d at least make for a low-risk, high-reward addition to Brian Flores’ defensive backfield, where Minkah Fitzpatrick’s old spot could still use help.”
There’s a lot to unpack in Benjamin’s thoughts here, and I don’t totally disagree with him on the thought of Tampa adding a quarterback they think could be a future contributor. However, thus far, the only thing Rosen has brought to each of the two teams he’s been on in his two years playing is the motivation to draft a quarterback in the first-round.
We got to see Rosen a little bit when he and the Miami Dolphins visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during training camp. It wasn’t good. Personality wise, this isn’t something I’m equipped to comment on, so I’ll leave it alone.
I will say though, as Benjamin points out, the Bucs have someone on staff who can speak to the potential and work ethic of Rosen. If Byron Leftwich wants him on the team, then I can’t argue with it.
If he’s lobbying for a move like this though, it hasn’t bore fruit yet.
Mostly though, I want to know what Bucs Nation thinks. So I’m posting a poll with this, and looking forward to your comments on the idea.
Should the Bucs trade Justin Evans and a 2021 fifth-round pick for Josh Rosen?
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