Would trading for Rosen make sense?
As of right now, Minnesota does not have a legit backup quarterback on the roster for 2020 since Sean Mannion signed just a one-year deal this past offseason.
Vikings faithful were not shy in voicing their displeasure with the team’s decision to keep Mannion over Kyle Sloter this season. However, the past is the past and Sloter is no longer an option in the quarterback room.
The backup market is always abundant, but Minnesota could also benefit from developing a younger backup for the future. The low investment of draft capital and the fact that Josh Rosen is still in the middle of his rookie contract make him an even better option.
If the Vikings like the way Rosen develops under their guidance, they can turn to him in 2021 and have a much cheaper starting quarterback to build around.
Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman loves to accumulate draft picks. Trading a Day 2 selection for a backup quarterback might not be his forte, but it is an interesting option.
The Vikings already lost a fifth-round pick in the trade for Kaare Vedvik back in August. Currently, Minnesota has eight selections in the 2020 draft and six selections in 2021. Swapping a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 sixth-round pick for Rosen would be beneficial to both the Vikings and the Dolphins.
Assets and money aside, would this be a smart move for Minnesota to make from a talent standpoint?