Trade for quarterback Josh Rosen
Josh Rosen has probably gotten the worst rap of anyone else in the NFL. After being drafted by the Dolphins in the first round and given no additional weapons or help, Rosen was left to the wolves and then replaced by first overall pick Kyler Murray the following year.
Rosen was then traded to a similar situation in Miami, another team that used a premium draft pick on a quarterback after Rosen arrived.
Rosen now sits as the QB3 for the Dolphins after never getting a real chance to prove his abilities. It appears as though Rosen will not stay in Miami long based on his current position and his talent, and the Bucs would need to act fast to make this happen.
Tampa Bay has the next two seasons lined up with Tom Brady at the helm, but the future is uncertain past that. It may be easy to go all-in on the win-now mentality that is prevalent within the organization, but it would be a massive mistake to disregard the future.
With the stellar receiving options and improving offensive line, Rosen would have little pressure as well as time to rebuild his confidence in Tampa Bay. The Bucs could use him sparingly and as a backup to Brady (after cutting Blaine Gabbert), and then when Brady moves on, the Bucs aren’t scrambling to find a new quarterback.
The Buccaneers could likely make this trade happen for cheap. The Dolphins have little leverage over the situation, and the rest of the league will start to consider this option as time passes, meaning acting sooner than later is paramount.
Tampa Bay could potentially make this trade happen for a second or third-round pick, both well-worth it for a player of Rosen’s talent.