By Stephen Diener
Alright, hear me out on this one.
After watching yet another hapless and demoralizing performance by the Miami Dolphins yesterday, something in particular struck me. The question popped into my head, why does Josh Rosen continue to subject himself to this type of punishment?
Rosen was sacked 4 times in yesterday’s 30-10 loss to the Chargers. Add that to the 7 sacks he already suffered in the three games prior and you have 11 for the season. That averages out to almost three sacks a game. That’s rough man.
Now, contrary to popular belief, I’m not an idiot, I do understand that football is a tough game and that’s what these guys “sign up for” so to speak. But they sign up for it with the understanding that the organization has their back and is doing what they can to put the best product around them to help them succeed.
That’s not what the Dolphins organization is doing this season for Rosen. In fact, they are doing quite the opposite.
This is an organization who’s plan it is to lose as efficiently and as often as possible to secure that number 1 draft pick in 2020. They are apathetic to the results of this season and quite frankly to the well being of the current roster. Because let’s face it, do we really see them building around what they currently have taking the field?
Also, don’t get me wrong. This is not a hit piece on Rosen, I actually like the guy and think he has potential. In this scenario though, I’m just trying to look out for him, because the Phins front office certainly isn’t.
If I’m Josh Rosen, I’m on the phone with my agent TODAY, asking to demand a trade.
He just suffered through a 45 sack season last year with Arizona, and now he is on his way to well past that if he can withstand the punishment this season. And on top of all that, he is doing this for a team who is going to bench him next year anyway when they draft a new QB!
So if you are Rosen, how could you not be asking yourself, “what’s the point?’
It’s time to move on for Josh Rosen. For his own sake.