When the Arizona Cardinals selected UCLA quarterback with the 10th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, it appeared as though they had found the franchise replacement for Carson Palmer.
Though Rosen was the fourth quarterback selected in the first ten picks, many executives around the league believed he had the highest upside between guys like Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen.
Rosen was made the starter in Week 4, going 3-10 in his first season with Arizona and struggling to develop behind arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL. The Cardinals finished with the worst record in the league, and promptly flipped Rosen to the Miami Dolphins after selecting former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick.
A fresh start might otherwise have been exactly what Rosen needed. However, in a span of just two days, the Dolphins named veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback while also trading offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Houston Texans.