Reports: Arizona will trade Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Columnist
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Sometime between Thursday night when the Arizona Cardinals chose quarterback Kyler Murray No. 1 overall in the NFL draft and late Friday morning, Josh Rosen, the quarterback the Cardinals had taken in the first round just last year, unfollowed the Cardinals on all social media platforms.

It looks like he’ll be hitting “follow” on some new accounts.

Reports: Miami Dolphins to acquire Rosen

Florida bound? The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly trade Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins. (AP)
Florida bound? The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly trade Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins. (AP)

Via ProFootballTalk and NFL Network, the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals are close to agreeing on a trade that will send Rosen to the Dolphins.

Miami will send their second-round pick, No. 48, to Arizona, though it reportedly wants a pick back from the Cardinals because it feels the trade is slanted too heavily in Arizona’s favor without.

Though it seemed a foregone conclusion for weeks that the Cardinals would be drafting Murray, general manager Steve Keim didn’t start the work of a trade until just before the draft began on Thursday night, which likely negatively impacted his team’s return.

Brian Flores likely familiar with Rosen

According to Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, Miami’s new head coach, Brian Flores, is likely familiar with Rosen, or at least his smarts: Flores was the New England Patriots’ de-facto defensive coordinator last year, and the Patriots did evaluate Rosen even though it was unlikely they’d take the quarterback that high or even in the first round.

Miami signed 36-year-old veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick last month; if the Dolphins complete the trade to acquire Rosen, it’s possible he could work and learn from Fitzpatrick for a time before taking over the starting role.

Rosen started 13 games for the Cardinals last year, completing 55.2 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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