Buccaneers: Josh Rosen to Tampa Bay would make a lot of sense

Josh Rosen, option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Josh Rosen, option for the Buccaneers (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would make a lot of sense for this newly-waived quarterback

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the midst of making final roster decisions and looking forward to the 2020 season, but there is a move the franchise could make to impact the future far beyond this year.

ESPN Senior Writer Adam Schefter reported Friday evening that the Miami Dolphins were releasing QB Josh Rosen.

Rosen, a former first-round pick who never panned out with the Arizona Cardinals had looked to revive his career in Miami before ultimately being cut by the franchise.

Now, with no NFL home and a less-than-desirable market [the Dolphins tried to trade him this offseason and couldn’t get anything of worth for him], Rosen will attempt to pick up the pieces and try to find a taker for his services.

There is no better place for Rosen to end up than with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers are going to carry three quarterbacks on their 2020 roster and, of course, two of those will be Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert.

But what if Tampa Bay decided to make a move for Rosen rather than keeping Ryan Griffin on the roster? It makes sense on so many levels.

Griffin is no better than Rosen and he doesn’t have near the amount of physical traits that Rosen possesses to play the position. If you gave Rosen a one-year deal worth the minimum- or maybe even a two-year deal- that would give him a chance to get back on his feet, learn under both Brady and Bruce Arians, and give the Buccaneers a chance to see if he can reach his potential.

Tom Brady is likely gone after the 2021 season and certainly won’t be around much longer after that. Why not take a chance on a quarterback who isn’t going to cost you much in terms of the cap and there is basically no risk involved?

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The potential reward, though? You end up with a first-rounder at quarterback who develops into a legitimate starter to take over as the face of the franchise following Brady’s run.