Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores claims Josh Rosen is "immensely talented" but moving on from the quarterback was in the best interest of the team. Rosen, who was taken by the Arizona Cardinals at No. 10 in the 2018 NFL draft, signed the Dolphins last offseason.
Rosen didn't impress the Cardinals in his rookie season and moved on from his away after only one season. "Every decision is tough, letting go a player," Flores said. "Josh, he worked. He competed. He did everything we asked.
But at the end of the day we just felt like moving on was the best thing for the Miami Dolphins. "Look, it’s a hard-working kid. He competed. Last year was a difficult year for him, being up, coming down. He fought through it.
He came back. He competed this training camp. Look, I don’t have any bad things to say about him. This didn’t work out and we felt like it was best for us to move on. I wish him the best. He’s immensely talented, but we just felt like this was the best move for the Dolphins."
The Dolphins weren't impressed by Rosen either
The Dolphins hoped Rosen would play much better in his sophomore year and show why he was taken at No. 10 two years ago but that wasn't the case. "The most important thing is to kind of move forward and not look back," Flores said.
"And worry about today. And worry about this season. And not worry about what happened last year. You don't hit on every player. On every trade. On every draft pick. Show me a team that's hit on every one. And I'll applaud that team.
I'm not saying there is any regrets. In the moment we felt that was the best move for the Dolphins. So it didn't work out. We've moved on from Josh. And we'll leave it at that." The Dolphins now have two quarterbacks on their roster -- Ryan Fitzgerald and No.
5 of this year's NFL draft, Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins plan on bribing a few quarterbacks for a tryout. "Look, you can never have enough quarterbacks," Flores said. "I could see us having one on the practice squad.
But I think it's too early to say, 'Hey, we're going to do this, that or something else.' We don't have to. There are going to be a lot more players on the wire tonight. We'll take a look at all of them. We'll see where we are from there."