Add Miami Dolphin legends Dan Marino and Jason Taylor to the approval list of Josh Rosen.
Yesterday, Taylor hosted his inaugural community Hall of Fame Dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Hollywood and shared some positive thoughts on the Dolphins newly acquired quarterback, Josh Rosen.
“I thought it was a great move,” Taylor said of acquiring Rosen. “You get a one-year look-see, see what’s under the hood. And if you don’t like it, you can change it.
“If you do like it, then you can change the tires, put some custom wheels on it, keep riding that thing out.”
The Dolphins were able to practically steal Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals during the 2019 NFL Draft, giving up a second- and fifth-round pick for a player who went 10th overall a year ago. They also acquired an additional second in a trade with the Saints which gives them 14 picks in 2020. At worst, Rosen could settle as a backup since he is only earning 6.3 Mil over the next three years. If he pans out, it would allow the Dolphins to address another top need in next year’s draft class.
Rosen, known as “Chosen” will look to rebound after a highly disappointing rookie season in which he finished as the 33rd ranked passer. Yes, one position below the worst in the league.
Despite his early struggles, Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino gave his endorsement when asked if Rosen was as studious, smart as his previous coaches and scouts around the league have advertised.
“All that stuff. He’s been working hard. Yes, he has.”
It’s a bit of a vague answer, but Marino likes the direction that the Dolphins are moving in under this new regime.
“I want to see us do well. I think we’re in a position where we can get to that point. We’re building to have a successful team.”
Rosen will look to battle Ryan Fitzpatrick when the Dolphins report to training camp on July 18th. Fitzpatrick has the edge in experience, but all eyes will be on number 3 as he battles to become the team’s 18th starting quarterback since number 13.