The 2020 NFL off season is certainly panning out to be the craziest I think any of us have ever seen. We started the year off with the mind-blowing acquisition of the GOAT, Tom Brady. Then the news quickly thereafter about Gronkowski coming to town, followed by “Shady” McCoy. Jason Licht and Bruce Arians definitely seemed to be keeping the rest of the NFL’s head on a swivel.
To keep everyone even more on their toes, the Bucs acquired former Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette in the last week of training camp, waiving seventh round rookie prospect, Raymond Calais, who had a lot of upside and promise.
One of the more recent NFL headlines was the release of Josh Rosen by the Dolphins. Perhaps to make room for their new star quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. We had no suspicion that the Bucs could ever be making a play for him, especially given that Rosen was once a starter.
Bucs signing former first-rounder Josh Rosen to practice squad, per report https://t.co/t4OqMgWx1H— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 6, 2020
At the very least, he could play second string on a talented team, but as Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports, he already has guaranteed money in his pocket, so he went with the better fit.
The #Buccaneers are signing QB Josh Rosen to their practice squad, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Rosen talked to teams that had openings on their active roster but with guaranteed $$ in his pocket already, went with the best fit in Tampa.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 6, 2020
I think this is a great strategic move for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization. Brady signs a two year deal; Gabbert is only on a one year deal; and Griffin is riding a two year deal as well. They bring in Rosen, they coach him up, and promote him to the active roster in 2021. Its a solid strategic move to bring in a quarterback that Leftwich has had a lot of confidence in. Both him and Arians can help groom him to possibly compete for a starting position next year.