Rosen could be the next franchise quarterback for the Buccaneers
For the fans that are already lauding this pick, this may seem like a stretch. Rosen has been far from satisfactory for a few years and has been replaced in two separate franchises, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t grow into a phenomenal player.
Sometimes players just aren’t a good fit in the system. Sometimes players need time to develop before being thrust into an NFL offense. Whatever the reason for their release, there is a haunting history in Tampa Bay of talented players underperforming and then finding tremendous success with other franchises.
The two most brutal examples of QBs leaving Tampa Bay to find Super Bowl wins are Steve Young and Doug Williams. These two were released for different reasons, but they did improve after leaving Tampa Bay. Comparing Rosen to these two legends may be a stretch, but it is impossible to rule it out yet.
As the first point mentioned, Rosen is on a very cheap contract, and the Bucs are taking on almost no risk with this signing. The odds are probably against him blossoming into a Hall of Fame quarterback like the two examples, but wouldn’t it at least be worth giving him a shot to see if that is a possibility?