New year, new team, new city, same mindset for Josh Rosen.
Following Friday's trade from Arizona to Miami, the second-year signal-caller said he's ready to battle for the Dolphins' starting gig.
"They just wanted me to come in and compete," Rosen said at his introductory press conference in Miami Monday "I'm excited and ready for it. ...At the end of the day I just want to come in and play football and compete and have fun. The timing of when I play or not or if, that's not up to me. It's kind of similar to the situation the last couple of days; I just try to control what I can control and take each day by day."
The Dolphins shipped a late second-round pick (No. 62 overall) and a 2020 fifth-rounder to Arizona to free Rosen from a tumultuous situation after the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray No. 1 overall.
"It felt like I got drafted twice," Rosen said of the back-to-back draft anxiety he's dealt with.
After Arizona traded up last year in the first round to snag Rosen at No. 10 overall, the quarterback said he wanted to make all the teams who passed on him for other QBs pay.
Then his rookie season unfolded in laborious fashion on a team riddled with holes that provided no cushion for a first-year player trying to find his footing. Rosen dealt with shuffling offensive coordinators, played behind one of the worst offensive lines in football, with an injured, old or ineffective receiving crew, and little run support. In flashes, he displayed the skills that made him a top-10 pick, but rampant inconsistency spoiled his season.
Then, after 13 starts, 2,278 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and just three wins, the Cardinals gave up on him in favor of a dual-threat Heisman Trophy-winner.