NFL rumors: 49ers bringing back QB Josh Rosen for 2021 season

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Report: 49ers bringing back QB Rosen for 2021 season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

As the QB carousel continues, it appears the 49ers liked what they saw from one of their young signal-callers this season. 

NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Sunday morning that the 49ers are bringing back Josh Rosen for next season. Rosen was an exclusive rights free agent, meaning it was up to the 49ers to tender him a contract offer. It appears they will do so. 

The 49ers signed Rosen to a one-year contract on Dec. 23, 2020. He didn't play any snaps in a game for the 49ers this season.

Rosen, 23, was the No. 10 pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 NFL Draft. He hasn't played in a game since Oct. 13, 2019. 

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The UCLA product threw 11 touchdowns and was intercepted 14 times while completing just 55.2 percent of his passes as a rookie. The Cardinals then traded him to the Miami Dolphins after his rookie year for second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick. He played six games for the Dolphins, finishing with one TD and five interceptions. 

While he didn't get any playing time with the 49ers late in the season, they clearly liked what they saw enough to get him back in the QB room for 2021.

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