As we approach the 2019 NFL Draft, more dominoes still need to fall at the top of the draft. Josh Rosen could be the next of those dominoes.
The biggest question mark remaining is the Arizona Cardinals decision with their top draft pick. Rumors have indicated they interested in both Ohio State DE Nick Bosa and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. If Arizona drafts Murray, second-year QB Josh Rosen will be in flux for the future.
The solution for Arizona would be to trade the former first round pick and bolster the remaining hole in their roster. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Redskins could be among those teams interested in Rosen.
One team that has been somewhat forgotten in the Josh Rosen talk – should the @AZCardinals select Kyler Murray- is the Washington Redskins, who are doing genuine due diligence on top rookie QBs despite acquiring Case Keenum.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 2, 2019
Washington has had quarterback problems stemming off Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury last season. The Redskins also recently acquired former Broncos and Vikings QB Case Keenum this offseason as a potential Smith replacement. It is unclear how Washington would maneuver that rotation if they acquired Rosen, but he could be the long term option if acquired.
For Arizona, they are in a unique situation atop of the draft. They recently hired Kliff Kingsbury as head coach, who runs a prolific spread offense with mobile quarterbacks. Kingsbury even stated he would take Murray with the top overall pick back in November.
Rosen, 22, finished his rookie season with 11 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions, adding a 55.2% completion rate for the Cardinals.