Should the Vikings consider trading for Josh Rosen?

(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) Josh Rosen
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(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Josh Rosen
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Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen appears to be on his way out. Could the Minnesota Vikings be the team to turn his career around?

Before you read any further, I am in no way advocating for Josh Rosen to be the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings in 2020.

Kirk Cousins has been his best and worst self during his time with the Vikings. He is under contract through the 2020 season, but his future beyond that is up in the air.

Depending on how Cousins plays during the rest of his current deal, Minnesota may be in the market for a new starting quarterback. Rosen is someone who could be a viable option if the Vikings look to go the cheaper route.

Rosen was a first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and he spent his rookie season with a rookie head coach and a bad offensive line. The Cardinals’ roster was not in place for Rosen to succeed and he finished the year throwing for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions in 14 games.

During the 2019 NFL Draft, Rosen was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round pick in 2019 and a fifth-round pick in 2020. The Dolphins are knowingly tanking this season in hopes of landing a franchise quarterback in the upcoming draft. After playing in just three games for Miami so far, Rosen does not appear to be a part of the team’s plans for the future.

The Dolphins want draft picks to build up their young roster and after already giving up a second-round pick for Rosen, their asking price should not be very high. Their market for the quarterback should be a Day 2 pick (second or third round) and potentially a late Day 3 pick (fourth round or later) to improve the offer a bit.

With the potential of the Vikings possibly considering a quarterback in the first round of the 2020 draft, perhaps they should just trade for Rosen instead.